18 U.S.C. § 3635 Definitions

LibraryUnited States Statutes
Edition2023
CurrencyCurrent through P.L. 118-34 (published on www.congress.gov on 12/26/2023), except for [P. L. 118-31]
Year2023
Citation18 U.S.C. § 3635

In this subchapter the following definitions apply:

(1) DYSLEXIA.-The term "dyslexia" means an unexpected difficulty in reading for an individual who has the intelligence to be a much better reader, most commonly caused by a difficulty in the phonological processing (the appreciation of the individual sounds of spoken language), which affects the ability of an individual to speak, read, and spell.

(2) DYSLEXIA SCREENING PROGRAM.-The term "dyslexia screening program" means a screening program for dyslexia that is-

(A) evidence-based (as defined in section 8101(21) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 ( 20 U.S.C. 7801(21) )) with proven psychometrics for validity;

(B) efficient and low-cost; and

(C) readily available.

(3) EVIDENCE-BASED RECIDIVISM REDUCTION PROGRAM.-The term "evidence-based recidivism reduction program" means either a group or individual activity that-

(A) has been shown by empirical evidence to reduce recidivism or is based on research indicating that it is likely to be effective in reducing recidivism;

(B) is designed to help prisoners succeed in their communities upon release from prison; and

(C) may include-

(i) social learning and communication, interpersonal, anti-bullying, rejection response, and other life skills;

(ii) family relationship building, structured parent-child interaction, and parenting skills;

(iii) classes on morals or ethics;

(iv) academic classes;

(v) cognitive behavioral treatment;

(vi) mentoring;

(vii) substance abuse treatment;

(viii) vocational training;

(ix) faith-based classes or services;

(x) civic engagement and reintegrative community services;

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