The work of the Governor’s Office for Children and the Children’s Cabinet is accomplished using the Results-Based Accountability™ framework. This approach focuses planning, decision-making, and budgeting on desired results and outcomes. In evaluating programs, this approach is used to evaluate data through three main questions: How much did we do? How well did we do it? And, is anyone better off?
What is a Result?
Maryland’s Children’s Cabinet focuses on eight Results for child well-being. A Result is a goal that Maryland has established for its children, families, and/or communities. Each Result describes the general well-being of Maryland’s children and families in an area known to affect a child’s ability to grow up healthy and secure.
- Babies Born Healthy
- Healthy Children
- Children Enter School Ready to Learn
- Children are Successful in School
- Youth will Complete School
- Youth have Opportunities for Employment or Career Readiness
- Communities are Safe for Children, Youth, and Families
- Families are Safe and Economically Stable