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The Psychiatric Security Review Board's mission is to protect the public by working with partnering agencies to ensure persons under its jurisdiction receive the necessary services and support to reduce the risk of future dangerous behavior using recognized principles of risk assessment, victims' interest and person centered care.
On January 1, 1978 the Board assumed jurisdiction over all persons found guilty except for insanity (GEI) who posed a substantial danger to others. However, the 2011 Legislature changed the dispositional phase of the GEI process such that the PSRB now has jurisdiction over Tier 1 (ORS 161.332)(3) offenders for all purposes and over Tier 2 offenders only when those clients are on conditional release.
In 2007, the Legislature expanded the Board and its responsibilities to include a juvenile panel to oversee youth who were found responsible except for insanity (REI) of a crime.
The 2009 Legislature again expanded the Board’s duties by giving it the added responsibility of conducting hearings for individuals previously barred from purchasing or possessing a firearm due to a mental health determination who petition to have that right restored.
The 2013 Legislative session expanded the Board's role in granting relief by designating it as the authority to hold hearings for those persons who have successfully asserted the guilty except for insanity defense and wish relief from reporting as a sex offender or reclassification of their risk designation. Additionally, the Legislature provided Oregon courts the option of placing certain civilly committed individuals under the Board's jurisdiction for placement and supervision purposes.
The Board is now comprised of two separate panels, an Adult Panel and a Juvenile Panel. By statute, each panel consists of five-members, each appointed by the Governor for four-year terms and confirmed by the Senate.
The Adult Panel is comprised of a psychiatrist and a psychologist experienced in the criminal justice system, an experienced parole and probation officer, an attorney experienced in criminal trial practice, and a member of the general public.The Juvenile Panel is similarly comprised but with a child psychiatrist, child psychologist, parole and probation officer experienced in the juvenile criminal justice system, an attorney experienced in juvenile criminal trial practice and a member of the general public.
In addition, the agency currently employs 11 staff and has a biennial budget of approximately $2.4 million.
Current Adult Panel
Psychiatrist – Scott Reichlin, M.D. originally appointed 6/8/2015, current term expires 6/30/2021
Psychologist – Elena Balduzzi, Psy.D. originally appointed 10/1/2011, current term expires 6/30/2019
Attorney – Kate Lieber, J.D. originally appointed 10/1/2009, current term expires 6/30/2017
Parole and Probation – Trisha Elmer P.P.O. originally appointed 9/22/2016, current term expires 6/30/20
Public Member – John Swetnam, originally appointed 3/10/15, current term expires 6/30/2017
Current Juvenile Panel
Psychiatrist – Robert McKelvey, M.D. originally appointed 1/1/2007, current term expires 1/1/2017
Psychologist – Catherine Miller, Ph.D. originally appointed 1/1/2015, current term expires 1/1/2019
Attorney – Charles Kochlachs, J.D. originally appointed 2/17/2016, current term expires 6/30/2019
Parole and Probation – Kathryn Kuenzi, J.C.C. originally appointed 1/1/2015, current term expires 1/1/2019
Public Member – Shelly Casteel originally appointed 3/1/2014, current term expires 6/30/2017
Statutes and Publications
Administrative Meeting Minutes