COMMITTED TO PROVIDING SERVICES TO FAMILIES IN NEED
Working to provide programs and resources to help educate our youth and their famiies so that they may lead productive lives.
Louisiana FINS Association is a non-profit association established to ensure that children, who are identified as status offenders (according to the LA Children’s Code) and their families have timely access to an effective local system designed to match the needs of the family with quality services to deter youth from more serious offenses, including delinquent arrest and/or delinquent adjudication.
The Louisiana FINS Association is organized exclusively for educational purposes. The specific purpose and objectives of Louisiana FINS Association shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
- To support the development of effective status offender systems (also called FINS programs) and/or a single model system for the informal response to status offenders in Louisiana.
- To assist in informing and educating Louisiana FINS offices, state leadership, courts, service providers, public, and stakeholders regarding best system practices for responding to the unique needs of status offenders and their families.
- To be a key resource regarding crisis response and short-term interventions that strengthen families, match them to appropriate services when needed, and make courts the last resort for status offenders.
- To work collaboratively with necessary partners to assimilate, report, and utilize data for proposing recommendations associated with status offenders in Louisiana.