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. Though many features vary from state to state, Children’s Cabinets typically involve senior state officials, including cabinet executives from a range of state agencies (i.e., health, mental health, education, child care, income supports, child and family services, youth development, labor, and juvenile justice services.) Many Children’s Cabinets also include representatives of key stakeholders from the private sector.