Coalitions and Coordinating Bodies
Twelve Children’s Cabinet directors came together to share ideas and hear from Karen Pittman about how to better align youth policy in their states. We also had the opportunity to facilitate a Consensus Planning Day with the Maryland Governor’s Office for Children and stakeholders from throughout the state.
Ready by 21 Change Maker Update: State-Level Children's Cabinets and Commissions Come Into Their Own
In March 2006 the Forum along with NGA and the New Mexico Children's Cabinet hosted the second annual Children's Cabinet Roundtable in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Eight states participated in the Roundtable and discussed their progress in coordinating resources, collaborating on strategies, and convening key players in improving outcomes for children and youth.
Representatives from 11 states attended the Roundtable in April of 2007 in Des Moines, Iowa to share their experiences, ideas and challenges. Several special guests, including the Governor of Iowa, Chet Culver, the First Lady of Iowa, Mari Culver and Patricia Kempthorne, the Former First Lady of Idaho, joined the event as well.
The State Children's Cabinets and Councils Series, a set of reports intended to capture and organize the decisions and experiences of more than 20 children's cabinets and councils and present them against an emerging set of expectations about what the public and policy makers could and should expect from them.