The term “at-risk”, when used with respect to a child, youth, or student, means a school aged individual who is at-risk of academic failure, dependency adjudication, or delinquency adjudication, has a drug or alcohol problem, is pregnant or is a parent, has come into contact with the juvenile justice system or child welfare system in the past, is at least 1 year behind the expected grade level for the age of the individual, is an English learner, is a gang member, has dropped out of school in the past, or has a high absenteeism rate at school.
20 U.S. Code § 6472. Definitions
A prior section 6472, Pub. L. 89–10, title I, § 1432, as added Pub. L. 103–382, title I, § 101, Oct. 20, 1994, 108 Stat. 3601, defined terms for this part, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 107–110.
2015—Par. (2). Pub. L. 114–95 inserted “dependency adjudication, or delinquency adjudication,” after “failure,”, inserted “or child welfare system” after “juvenile justice system”, and substituted “is an English learner” for “has limited English proficiency”.