Maine Revised Statutes

§19132. Duties of the cabinet

The cabinet shall collaborate to create, manage and promote coordinated policies, programs and service delivery systems that support children, families and communities consistent with the purposes of this chapter. To accomplish these purposes, the cabinet shall carry out the following duties: [1999, c. 785, §3 (NEW).]

1. Regional children's cabinets.  Appoint regional children's cabinets to ensure that the purposes of this chapter are implemented at the regional and local levels;
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2. Subcommittees.  Appoint subcommittees, which may include members from any public or private agency, advisory committee or any citizen, who has appropriate interest and expertise, as may be necessary to carry out the work of the cabinet;
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3. Coordinate funding; collaboration.  Coordinate funding and budgets among the departments of the cabinet related to child and family services in order to carry out the purpose of this chapter, collaborate to share resources, remove barriers and support initiatives that prevent health and behavioral problems in children;
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4. Planning and policy development.  Conduct long-range planning and policy development leading to a more effective public and private service delivery system;
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5. Coordinated service delivery.  Coordinate the delivery of residential and community-based children's services among the departments;
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6. Assessment.  Assess resource capacity and allocations;
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7. Policy and program review.  Improve policies and programs through the review of specific case examples; and
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8. Communication.  Broadly communicate the work of the cabinet.
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SECTION HISTORY
1999, c. 785, §3 (NEW).