The State Children’s Policy Council 

This council reviews the local needs assessments which are prepared by each county and then makes recommendation to appropriate state leaders to help solve issues facing the children and families of Alabama.  It is also the duty of the council to prepare a state resource guide to help counties access information which could help them as the try to raise the overall well-being of children in their respective areas.

The Secretary of the Department of Early Childhood Education shall serve as chair and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama as vice chair.  The Alabama Children's Policy Council shall meet at the call of the chair at least once annually prior to September 1 of each fiscal year, and at other times as, in the opinion of the chair, additional meetings are needed.

Members include:

  • Three appointees from business and industry made by the Governor; the Lieutenant Governor; the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
  • two members of the Alabama Senate, one appointed by the Lieutenant Governor and one appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate;
  • two members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
  • the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama;
  • the legal advisor to the Governor;
  • the Attorney General;
  • the President of the Juvenile and Family Court Judges' Association;
  • the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections;
  • the President of the District Attorneys' Association;
  • the President of the Chief Juvenile Probation Officers' Association;
  • the Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources;
  • the Administrative Director of Courts;
  • the Secretary of the Department of Early Childhood Education;
  • the Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health;
  • the Executive Director of the Department of Youth Services;
  • the State Superintendent of Education;
  • the State Health Officer;
  • the Executive Director of the Alabama Children's Trust Fund;
  • the President of the Alabama Parent-Teachers Association;
  • the Director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs;
  • the Commissioner of the Department of Rehabilitation Services;
  • the Commissioner of the Alabama Medicaid Agency;
  • the Director of the Department of Public Safety;
  • the Administrator of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board;
  • the Director of the Office of School Readiness;
  • the Director of VOICES for Alabama's Children;
  • the Director of A Journey to Manhood;
  • the President of A Coalition of 100 Black Women;
  • the President of 21st Century Youth Leadership Program;
  • the Director of the Children First Foundation;
  • the Director of the Multiple Needs Child Office;
  • and five persons to be appointed by the Alabama Children's Policy Council

Alabama Code Section 26-24-30

Current State CPC Members (Need list)