State of New Jersey
Executive Order #83

Governor James E. McGreevey
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 60 (2003) established the Governor's Cabinet for Children; and

WHEREAS, recent events have underscored the need to critically, thoroughly and immediately examine the structure and mechanisms employed by the State to protect and to provide critical services to our children in need; and

WHEREAS, the work of the Governor's Cabinet for Children in this area of paramount importance will be greatly enhanced by the addition of high-ranking members of the Governor's Office;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES E. McGREEVEY, 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:

  1. The membership of the Governor's Cabinet for Children is expanded to twenty-two (22) members by adding the Chief of Management and Operations for the Governor's Office and the Chief Counsel to the Governor as members.

  2. The Chief of Management and Operations is hereby designated as Chair of the Cabinet for Children.

  3. Except as herein modified, all of the provisions of Executive Order No. 60 (2003) shall remain in full force and effect.

  4. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 6th day of November
in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Three, and of
the Independence of the United States, the Two Hundred
and Twenty-Eighth.

/s/ James E. McGreevey




/s/ Michael R. DeCotiis

Chief Counsel to the Governor