The Division of Administrative Law (DAL) conducts administrative hearings when citizens file appeals regarding agency determinations. Some of the programs DAL conducts administrative hearings for include:

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP):
Provides monthly benefits that help low-income households buy the food they need for good health.

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP):
Provides assistance to families to help pay for the child care needed in order to work, or attend school or training.

Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP):
Provides temporary cash assistance to eligible low-income families who need assistance for children.

Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP):
Provides case assistance for eligible children who reside with qualified relatives other than parents.

Child Welfare Investigative Findings:
Provides for administrative appeals of when individuals are notified by DCFS of adverse investigative findings. More information is available at

Useful links to informative sites are as follows:

If you are a party in a case docketed for appeal at the DAL, you may send documentary evidence that you want the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to consider when making a decision. Be sure to include the DAL docket number on any correspondence.

The judge must receive your exhibits before the day of the hearing.

Mailing address to send any documents is: Division of Administrative Law, P. O. Box 44033, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-4033

Fax number to send any documents is:(225) 219-9820