The Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority will present a free program about the risks of physical, sexual, financial and other types of abuse and victimization of people with developmental disabilities.

The talk will be at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 23 in the Napoleon Room of the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie.

Marc Hendler, Ph.D., a psychologist in developmental disabilities community services at JPHSA, will lead the discussion.

Participants will learn preventative measures and tips for developing individual response plans.

The program is free and open to individuals with developmental disabilities, their family members and caregivers and the public.

JPHSA provides behavioral health and primary care services to children, adolescents, adults and families who are residents of Jefferson Parish and who meet basic eligibility criteria.

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Civic association officers

The newly elected officers and board members of the Oak Cove Civic Association in Marrero were installed last month by Jefferson Parish Councilman Ricky Templet.

They are: President Tammy Percle, Vice President Diane Landry, Treasurer Angela Wiebelt and Secretary Doris Cozzens.

Board members are Doyle Adams, John “Snookie” Ates, Kimberly Henry, Mike Lumpkin and John Panepinto.

Tax forms available

All Jefferson Parish libraries will distribute IRS tax forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ along with instructions this tax season.

Forms can be picked up from any library location, and library staff will be available to assist patrons with printing additional online federal tax forms.

You can also request tax forms, schedules and instruction booklets from the IRS by calling the IRS toll free number at 1 (800) 829-3676 or by ordering or downloading copies of the forms online at forms.

Louisiana resident tax forms and booklets are not available at libraries. Taxpayers can request tax forms and booklets by calling the state Department of Revenue at (888) 829-3071 or going to www.revenue. to print the forms.

Civil War scandals

The Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the new Smilie’s Restaurant in Harahan. The speaker will be Ed Bearss, former chief historian with the National Park Service and author of several books on the Civil War. His topic will be “Scandal in the Civil War.” The meeting is free to attend; optional dinner is $25. For further details including the exact location call (504) 456-1420.

Eva Jacob Barkoff writes about the people and events in Jefferson Parish. She can be reached at