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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.


Maryland’s Results

  • 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