Children’s Cabinets

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

Publishing Date: 
November 16, 2009

Integrating Data for Improved Outcomes for Youth

The Children's Cabinet Network public statement on interagency data sharing for children and youth.

Publishing Date: 
June 15, 2009

Forum Testifies For Tennessee Children and Youth Resource Mapping Bill

As a part of the Ready by 21 national partnership agreement between the Forum and the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Forum agrees to support state legislators as they work to implement a Ready by 21 approach in their states.

Publishing Date: 
April 14, 2008

2008 Directory of State Children's Cabinets and Councils - June 2008 Update

The 2008 Directory of State Children’s Cabinets and Councils provides at-a-glance responses to basic but important questions: which states have children’s cabinets and councils? Who is involved in them? What do they do? The guide provides summaries of interviews done with children’s cabinet and council directors in the latter half of 2007.

Publishing Date: 
December 1, 2007

Audio-Conference for Governor's Policy Advisors

Many policy advisors, chiefs of staff and even some Lt. Governors got on the phone to learn more as they think about shaping their work on children and youth.

Publishing Date: 
March 7, 2007

A Governor's Guide to Children's Cabinets

At least 16 states currently have Children's Cabinets, and all indications suggest that many others are likely to follow.

Publishing Date: 
August 1, 2004

Louisiana: Governor's Children's Cabinet: Children's Budget Report

The Children's Cabinet is a policy office in the Office of the Governor created by Act 5 of the 1998 Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature. The Cabinet's primary function is to coordinate children's policy across the five departments that provide services for young people: Departments of Education, Health and Hospitals, Labor, Public Safety and Corrections, and Social Services.

Publishing Date: 
December 15, 2004

Ohio: Ohio Child and Family Indicator Manual

Ohio Family and Children First Cabinet Council 2004 Indicator Manual includes six commitments:  expectant parents and newborn thrive, infants and toddlers thrive, children are ready for school, children and youth succeed in school, children and youth engage in healthy behaviors, youth successfully transition into adulthood.

Publishing Date: 
December 15, 2004