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Title Dyslexia Education In Criminal And Juvenile Justice System
Status Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (05/26/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors
Senate Sponsors F. Winter (D)
J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 02/20/2020
Description

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.

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