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.

Meeting Information

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.

January 27, 2017 Agenda Minutes
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December 16, 2016 Agenda Minutes

Board Members

Name Member Type Term Start Term End
Chandrika Shankar, M.D., Vice-Chairperson Psychiatrist 3/27/2017 1/15/2018
James P. Clark, M.D., Chairperson Psychologist or Psychiatrist 1/19/2015 1/21/2019
Michael J. Klemens, Ph.D. Psychologist 3/31/2017 1/21/2019
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

Victim Resources

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.

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.



Contact Us

Arizona Psychiatric Security Review Board

2500 East Van Buren Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85008
Phone: 602-220-6037
Fax: 602-220-6028