The Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) was legislatively established as a separate public body in 1993, effective January 2, 1994. The PSRB maintains jurisdiction over individuals who have committed a violent or dangerous criminal offense and are determined to be guilty except insane. Persons who are placed under the jurisdiction of the PSRB are committed to a secure state mental health facility and may be released to a program of treatment in the community, under conditions determined by the PSRB.
The Psychiatric Security Review Board meets the last Friday of each month. Agendas will be posted in draft form until 24 hours prior to the meeting when the final meeting agenda will be available. The final agenda is posted on the entrance door of the Wildflower Building on the grounds of the Arizona State Hospital at 2500 East Van Buren Street in Phoenix, Arizona, 85008.
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Adapted from: Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) § 31-501. Psychiatric security review board; members; terms; compensation.
- The psychiatric security review board is established consisting of the following members who are appointed by the governor pursuant to this section and section 38-211 except no member may be a county attorney, the attorney general or a public defender:
- One psychiatrist who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17, who is experienced in the criminal justice system and who is not otherwise contracted to or employed by this state.
- One psychologist who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 19.1, who is experienced in the criminal justice system and who is not otherwise contracted to or employed by this state.
- One person who is experienced in parole, community supervision or probation procedures and who does not qualify for membership on the board under paragraph 1 or 2.
- One person who is from the general public and who does not qualify for membership on the board under paragraph 1, 2 or 3.
- One person who is either a psychologist licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 19.1 or a psychiatrist licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17, who is experienced in the criminal justice system and who is not otherwise contracted to or employed by this state.
- Board members shall serve staggered terms of four years. The governor may remove any member for cause. The governor shall appoint a member for the unexpired portion of a term to fill a vacancy resulting other than from expiration of term. A member may be reappointed.
- The psychiatric security review board shall select one of its members to serve as the chairman for a one year term and one of its members to serve as vice-chairman for a one year term.
- The psychiatric security review board shall meet at least twice each month, unless the chairman determines that there is not sufficient business before the board to warrant a meeting at the scheduled time. The board shall also meet at the call of the chairman or a majority of the board members.
- Members of the psychiatric security review board are eligible to receive compensation pursuant to section 38-611 and for reimbursement of expenses pursuant to title 38, chapter 4, article 2.
|Name||Member Type||Term Start||Term End|
|Carol Olson, M.D., Chairperson||Psychiatrist||1/20/2014||1/15/2018|
|James Clark, M.D., Vice-Chairperson||Psychiatrist||1/19/2015||1/21/2019|
|Julio A. Ramirez, PhD.||Psychologist||1/15/2007||HOLDOVER|
|Susan Stevens, Esq.||General Public||1/18/2016||1/20/2020|
|Paul O'Connell||Parole, Community Supervision or Probation||1/18/2016||1/20/2020|
The PSRB gives written notice of hearings regarding individuals under its jurisdiction to victims of that individual's crimes prior to those hearings. The PSRB also gives written notice of its decisions to victims within fifteen (15) days after the hearing is concluded.
Information by County
Information is available about victims services in each county, choose the county in which the crime was committed below to contact the Victim Right’s Advocate in the County Attorney's Office.