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Saturday, September 1, 2018
1,200 Children Impacted by Foster Care in Livingston Parish

Livingston Parish has had a shortage of foster families for years. Livingston Parish News reported on the issue in 2011, and in 2014, data from DCFS placed Livingston as one of the Parishes with the highest number of children in state custody. The 2016 flood exacerbated the problem further by displacing families. With the distraction of flood recovery, more children than ever were left out of a stable home environment as current and potential foster parents dealt with rebuilding their homes.