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SB20-180

Dyslexia Education In Criminal And Juvenile Justice System

Concerning services for persons with dyslexia in the criminal justice system.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subject:
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Each offender who is sentenced to the department of corrections is required to undergo a diagnostic examination and evaluation. The bill requires those diagnostic services to include screening for indicators of dyslexia. The bill requires the correctional education program to provide scientifically based or evidence-based reading instruction to offenders who may have dyslexia. The department of corrections is required to enter into an agreement with a literacy consultant to assist the implementation of the dyslexia screening and educational programs.

The bill requires the department of human services to implement a dyslexia screening program for juveniles held in detention facilities and to administer scientifically based or evidence-based reading instruction to juveniles committed to the department who may have dyslexia. The department of human services is required to enter into an agreement with a literacy consultant to assist the implementation of the dyslexia screening and educational programs.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Prime Sponsor

Sen. J. Gonzales, Sen. F. Winter

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