Louisiana Paternity

Louisiana Paternity

The Louisiana Paternity Establishment Program (LAPEP) is a program of the Department of Children & Family Services and provides paternity establishment outreach, education, training, guidance, assessment and technical assistance to birthing hospitals, local registrars, child support enforcement offices, community partners and parents. The program's focus is to promote voluntary paternity to ensure that children in Louisiana have legal fathers and the financial and emotional support that all children need and deserve.