Children’s Cabinet

Governor Mills holding a baby

In her inaugural address in January 2019, Governor Janet Mills announced her plan to reinstate the Maine’s Children’s Cabinet to improve the health and well-being of children in our state. The Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future is coordinating the work of the Governor Mill’s Children’s Cabinet to align and strengthen programs and policies for young children and at-risk youth.   The Children’s Cabinet members are the Commissioners of five state agencies -- Department of Corrections, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor, and Department of Public Safety – operating programs and policies for children. Maine’s Chief Justice is also invited and participates in select Children’s Cabinet meetings.

The Children’s Cabinet has identified two overarching goals:

For more information about Governor Mills’ Children’s Cabinet, please contact Ana Hicks, the Children’s Cabinet Coordinator, at