Children's Cabinet

Name Children's Cabinet
Contact Person Dr. Melanie Washington - Executive Director
Mailing Address Post Office Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone Number 225-219-4999
Fax Number 225-219-7561
Board Email
Legal Authority Revised Statute 46:2600 - 2607
Year Created 1992
Organizational Placement Office of the Governor
Purpose/Function Louisiana Children’s Cabinet was created in 1992, reauthorized in 1st extraordinary session 1998 (Act 5), again with the juvenile justice reform legislation in 2003 (Act 245) and in 2008 (Act 780). R.S. 46:2600 through 2607, the Louisiana Children’s Cabinet was created as a state agency within the Office of the Governor to facilitate and coordinate policies and budgeting affecting programs and services for children and their families. The Cabinet’s primary function is to coordinate children’s policy across five departments that provide services for young people: Department of Education, Department of Health and Hospitals, Department of Children and Family Services, Louisiana Workforce Commission, and Office of Juvenile Justice.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 13
Number Currently Serving: 13
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 4
Estimated number in current year: 4
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 1
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency:
Other (explain)  Interagency transfer  State Agency: DOE, OJJ, DHH, DCFS, Workforce Commission
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes In accordance with R.S. 46:2607, the cabinet shall terminate on August 1, 2022.
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