19.3. State Disability Resources
Crime Victim Reparations
Phone: (225) 925-4437
Victims of violence and their families must deal with emotional, physical, and financial aftermath of crime. The Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations Fund helps innocent victims and their families when they have no other means of paying for the financial cost of crime. The fund is administered by the Crime Victims Reparations Board under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement The money in the fund comes from people who break the law.
Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network
Phone: (800) 270-6185
LATAN assists individuals with disabilities to achieve a higher quality of life and greater independence through increased access to assistive technology as part of their daily lives. "Stand Up, Louisiana!" is LATAN's unique new program to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve enhanced quality of life and greater independence through access to AT by providing temporary loans of standing frames (also called standers) to eligible Louisiana residents with paralysis caused by a stroke, brain injury, or spinal cord injury.
Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund
Phone: (888) 891-9441
Louisiana's Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Program provide services in a flexible, individualized manner to Louisiana citizens who survive traumatic head or traumatic spinal cord injuries. The TH/SCI program enables individuals to return to a reasonable level of functioning and independent living in their communities.
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Vocational Rehabilitation, the flagship program of Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, is a one-stop career development program that offers individuals with disabilities a wide range of services designed to provide them with the skills, resources, attitudes, and expectations needed to compete in the interview process, get the job, keep the job, and develop a lifetime career.