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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.

Regularly scheduled hearings are held on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. in the PSRB Hearing Room, located in the Wildflower Building on the grounds of the Arizona State Hospital.

Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) § 38-431-02, the Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) hereby states that all notices of the meetings of the PSRB will be posted on the PSRB's website at www.azdhs.gov/psrb.  Such notices will indicate date, time, and place of the meeting, and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.

January 25, 2019 Agenda Minutes
February 22, 2019 Agenda Minutes
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April 16, 2019 Agenda Minutes
April 26, 2019 Agenda Minutes
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June 28, 2019 Agenda Minutes
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August 30, 2019 Agenda Minutes
September 27, 2019 Agenda Minutes
October 25, 2019 Agenda Minutes
November 15, 2019 Agenda Minutes
December 13, 2019 Agenda Minutes

*Dates are subject to change

January 26, 2018 Agenda Minutes
February 6, 2018 Agenda Minutes
February 23, 2018 Agenda Minutes
March 30, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 27, 2018 Agenda Minutes
May 16, 2018 Agenda Minutes
May 25, 2018 Agenda Minutes
June 22, 2018 Agenda Minutes
July 27, 2018 Agenda Minutes
August 13, 2018 Agenda Minutes
August 31, 2018 Agenda Minutes
September 17, 2018 Agenda Minutes
September 28, 2018 Agenda Minutes
October 26, 2018 Agenda Minutes
November 16, 2018 Agenda Minutes
December 14, 2018 Agenda Minutes

*Dates are subject to change

January 27, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 24, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 31, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 28, 2017 Agenda Minutes
May 26, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 22, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 30, 2017 Agenda Minutes
July 28, 2017 Agenda Minutes
August 25, 2017 Agenda Minutes
September 26, 2017 Agenda Minutes
September 29, 2017 Agenda Minutes
October 27, 2017 Agenda Minutes
November 17, 2017 Agenda Minutes
December 15, 2017 Agenda Minutes

Board Members

Name Member Type Term Start Term End
James P. Clark, M.D., Chairperson Psychologist or Psychiatrist 1/19/2019 1/16/2023
Chandrika Shankar, M.D., Vice-Chairperson Psychiatrist 3/27/2017 1/17/2022
Michael J. Klemens, Ph.D. Psychologist 1/19/2019 1/16/2023
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.

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Contact Us

Arizona State Psychiatric Security Review Board

150 N. 18th Ave., Suite 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-364-3061
Email: psrb@azdhs.gov