The Children’s Cabinet serves as the governing body for the State of Louisiana responsible for coordinating funding and programmatic services at the state and local level, related to children and their families. It consists of the cabinet secretary of each state department and is chaired by the executive director of the Children’s Cabinet, who is appointed by the governor.


To achieve the most effective and efficient use of monetary, human and organizational resources to lift children and their families out of poverty. 

Louisiana Kids' Dashboard

The Children's Cabinet has developed the Louisiana Kids' Dashboard as a resource to show where Louisiana stands on important child well-being indicators and what you can do to help make things better. From community leaders and stakeholders to service providers and parents, this website is an amazing resource that serves as the starting point for us all to join together and improve the lives of children in our state.

Children's Cabinet Advisory Board

The Children's Cabinet Advisory Board provides information and recommendations from the perspective of advocacy groups, service providers and parents on policies and programs relating to Louisiana children.

Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board Strategic Goals:

  • Advise and assist the Children’s Cabinet
  • Coordinate agency resources and provide linkages among agencies that serve children and families
  • Develop policy, program and budget recommendations to address child and family issues

Click here to read about the members of the Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board.

Human Trafficking Prevention Commission 

State of Louisiana Child Sex Trafficking Project Report




Dr. Melanie Washington
Executive Director


(225) 219-4999

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