US Department of Justice ADA Information


The U.S. Department of Justice provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through a toll-free ADA Information Line. This service permits businesses, State and local governments, or others to call and ask questions about general or specific ADA requirements including questions about the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

United Way 211

(225) 924-1431

United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. We envision a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.

Office of Juvenile Justice

(225) 287-7900

Under the direction of the Deputy Secretary, the Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) has policy oversight and support responsibilities for state programs for youth who are adjudicated delinquent, as well as any youth and their families ruled in need of services by courts of juvenile jurisdiction (FINS – Families in Need of Services).  We are responsible for youth assigned to our care by the court system, either for supervision or custody in residential placement, or secure care. OJJ also provides services to youth under local court supervision.  Our staff supports the Administrative Remedy Procedure disciplinary appeal process for juveniles and performs quality assurance activities for the juvenile facilities.

Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities


The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) serves as the Single Point of Entry (SPOE) into the developmental disabilities services system and oversees public and private residential services and other services for people with developmental disabilities.  The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities is committed to ensuring quality services and supports, information and opportunities for choice to people of Louisiana with developmental disabilities and their families.
OCDD conducts an assessment of people who request services to determine the person’s eligibility for system entry. Eligibility is based on the definition of developmental disability contained in Louisiana R.S. 28:451.1-455.2. The community services regional offices and human services authorities/districts serve as the points of entry for individuals to receive services from both the regional offices/human services authorities/districts and the supports and services centers.

Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) (Dept of Health and Hospitals)

(225) 342-2540

The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) ensures care and support to improve quality of life for people with mental illness and addictive disorders.  The mission of the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is to promote recovery and resiliency through services and supports in the community that are preventive, accessible, comprehensive and dynamic.

Louisiana Medicaid


Medicaid provides medical benefits to low-income individuals and families. Although the federal government establishes the general rules for Medicaid, specific requirements are established by each state. In Louisiana, approximately 1.2 million residents receive health care coverage through Medicaid, most of whom are children under 19. The Louisiana Medicaid Program operates within the Department of Health and Hospitals.

Louisiana Department of Insurance


Louisiana Department of Education- (LDOE)-Division of Standard, Assessments and Accountability

(225) 342-3355

The Standards, Assessments & Accountability Office is responsible for overseeing Louisiana’s accountability system, which includes the state’s High Stakes Testing Program (LEAP/GEE, iLEAP, and End-of-Course tests). The office also develops and oversees the statewide Curriculum Standards and Instructional Resources for educators and students.

Louisiana Department of Education- (LDOE)- Division of Special Populations

(225) 342-3513

This is an exciting and challenging time for all of us working to ensure that students with disabilities achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to live independent and self-directed lives. Research has shown that the majority of students with disabilities have the ability to meet high standards when provided with specifically designed instruction and support.  The Louisiana Department of Education’s mission is to ensure that every child in every school has access to instruction delivered by well-trained teachers who are accountable for the academic success of every child.

Louisiana Department of Education- (LDOE)- Legal Services Division

(225) 342-3572

Legal services division provides legal support and representation to the Department of Education and its employees in furtherance of the Department’s goals and to provide training and guidance to Louisiana local education agencies, parents, students, and stakeholders.


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