Ready by 21 Policy Networks
Coordinating Bodies in the U.S.
Denotes a state with a Children's Cabinet
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Children's Cabinets are systematically changing the fragmented ways states do business for children and youth. Sometimes known as councils or commissions, Children's Cabinets are typically made up of the heads of all state government agencies with child- and youth-serving programs. They meet regularly to coordinate services, develop a common set of outcomes, and collaboratively decide upon and implement plans to foster the well-being of young people in their state.
The Children’s Cabinet Network, managed by the Forum, is the only national network of state policy coordinating bodies for children and youth (Children’s Cabinets, P-20 Councils, Early Childhood Advisory Councils). Members of the Network share best practices and learn more about tools that focus on bringing efficiency and effectiveness to state efforts that improve outcomes for young people.
The Children's Cabinet Network offers:
• monthly peer-to-peer conference calls on topics identified by Network members
• regular updates on federal funding opportunities
• publications on topics of interest to Children’s Cabinets
• technical assistance, meeting facilitation and coaching on projects like children’s budgets
• convenings, such as roundtable discussions, trainings and meetings with federal policymakers
In addition, the Forum provides technical assistance to Children's Cabinets and related state policy coordinating bodies in various capacities. The Forum's areas of expertise include helping states to:
• create a Children's Cabinet
• develop common goals and shared data
• generate a statewide plan for all children and youth
• map a state's fiscal resources for young people
Want to learn more about Children's Cabinets? Thinking of creating a new one? Want to make an existing one even better? Check out our State Children's Cabinets and Councils Series!
|Georgia's Children's Cabinet Brochure||
Learn more about Georgia's Children's Cabinet by checking out their brochure! You may read or print the brochure using the links below.
|Ohio Family and Children First Cabinet Council Brochure||
Learn more about the Ohio Family and Children First Cabinet Council by checking out their brochure! You may read or print the brochure using the links below.
|Ready by 21 Policy Alignment Series: Overview & Rationale||
The Ready by 21 Policy Alignment Guide helps policymakers ensure that new child and youth policies align with existing efforts to create a seamless system of supports.
|Children’s Cabinet Directors Meet with White House and Congressional Leaders||
On June 30, the Forum convened the Children's Cabinet Network in Washington, DC to meet with federal policymakers about improving coordination between state and national youth policy.
|Colorado Releases State Plan for FY 10-13||
The "State Plan for Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Services for Children and Youth" was
|Massachusetts Statewide Action Plan||
The Forum for Youth Investment facilitated a Ready by 21 approach over the course of three retreats with the Massachusetts Action Planning Team made up of over 100 members. The Action Planning Team (APT) was convened and supported by United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Made up of stakeholders ac
|The Data Quality Campaign and Forum for Youth Investment Release Co-Authored Brief, Linking Data across Agencies: States That Are Making It Work||
As a condition for receiving State Fiscal Stabilization Funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, every governor and chief state school officer has agreed to develop statewide longitudinal data systems that can follow individual students from early learning through K-12 to postsecondary education and into the workforce. This publication provides an in-depth look at the collaborat
|Ohio Children's Cabinet Action Plan||
Ohio Family and Children First (OFCF) has developed a comprehensive action plan to align and coordinate data and resources for children and youth with the long term goal of improving outcomes over a range of areas, e.g. increase post-secondary education attainment and quality of life for families. OCCF is statutorily defined as the Governor’s Cabinet for children and families.
|Meeting Materials from "Ready by 21, Credentialed by 26" and "Disconnected youth = Disconnected data"||
The following information was presented at "Ready by 21, Credentialed by 26" and "Disconnected data = Disconnected youth" on August 10 & 11 in Washington, DC.
|Integrating Data for Improved Outcomes for Youth||
The Children's Cabinet Network public statement on interagency data sharing for children and youth.