Arizona Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB)

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.

About Us

The PSRB maintains all medical, social, and criminal history records for individuals within the Board's jurisdiction; holds hearings to determine eligibility for conditional release; and determines whether any conditions of a person's release should be continued, modified, or terminated. Under current law, if a person confined to a secure state mental health facility under the jurisdiction of the PSRB proves by clear and convincing evidence that he no longer suffers from a mental disease or defect, is not dangerous and does not have a propensity to re-offend, the PSRB must order the person's release.

At any hearing before the PSRB where it is considering the release or conditional release of a person under its jurisdiction public safety and protection are the primary concern.

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Contact Us

Arizona Psychiatric Security Review Board
2500 East Van Buren Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85008
Phone: 602-220-6037
Fax: 602-220-6028
Email: psrb@azdhs.gov