Order rescinds Order #35 (Kean).
March 14, 1983, the Governor's Committee on Children's Services
Planning was created by Executive Order No. 35 (Kean) in order to
make recommendations to improve the quality of services for the
children and youth of this State; and
January 1993, I created a Cabinet Task Force on Children and Families
in order to promote interagency coordination in the development
of children's policy; and
composition and work of the Governor's Committee on Children's Services
Planning should be adjusted to better coordinate its functions with
those of the Cabinet Task Force on Children and Families in order
to further promote interagency coordination in the development of
children's policy and systemic initiatives that would more effectively
and efficiently serve youth and their families; and
its revised membership and charge, the Governor's Committee on Children's
Services Planning should become an even more valuable source of
public input and should be able to contribute more effectively toward
interagency coordination in promoting the healthy development of
I, JAMES J. FLORIO, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue
of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes
of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:
Order No. 35 (Kean) is hereby rescinded.
is hereby established the Governor's Committee on Children's Services
Planning (hereinafter referred to as the Committee), which shall:
on or before September 1, submit formal recommendations to the
Cabinet Task Force on Children and Families (hereinafter referred
to as the Cabinet Task Force), and the Governor regarding priorities
for the State budget for the next fiscal year.
the Governor, the Cabinet Task Force and FamilyNet on the coordination
of children's service.
successful strategies to promote the healthy development of
our children and share its findings with the Cabinet Task Force
and the Governor.
the delivery of services to children and families in the State
in order to identify emergent needs and recommend ways to improve
the quality and efficiency of these services.
an annual report on the condition of children in New Jersey.
other information on children's services as the Governor may
3. The Committee
shall be composed of twenty-five individuals appointed by the
Governor from among persons who have distinguished records in
serving youth and their families and who represent a broad range
of community institutions and services.
shall serve for terms of four years, except that, of the initial
appointees pursuant to this Executive Order, six of the members
shall serve for terms of one year; six of the members shall
serve for terms of two years; six of the members shall serve
for terms of three years; and the remaining members shall serve
for terms of four years.
individual appointed to fill an unexpired term shall serve for
the unexpired portion of the term.
4. The Governor
shall designate two members of the Committee to serve as co-chairs.
The Committee may further organize itself in any manner it deems
appropriate and enact by-laws as deemed necessary to carry forth
the responsibilities of the Committee.
5. The Committee
shall set its own schedule for meetings as it deems necessary
to complete its work but shall meet with the chair of the Cabinet
Task Force at least once a year and shall meet with the members
of FamilyNet at least four times a year.
6. In performing
its work, the Committee shall work with other existing bodies
in the State designed to coordinate children's policy, including
but not limited to the Cabinet Task Force and FamilyNet. The Committee
may draw upon the assistance of any department, agency or instrumentality
of the State which may be made available to it for these purposes.
Order shall take effect immediately.
under my hand and seal this
24th day of September in the Year of Our
Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and
Ninety-Three, and of the Independence
of the United States, the Two Hundred
Chief Counsel to the Governor