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Mission

The Psychiatric Security Review Board's mission is to protect the public through the ongoing review of the progress of “guilty except for insanity” (GEI) adults, “responsible except for insanity” (REI) youth, "civilly committed extremely dangerous individuals" and a determination of their appropriate placement, as well as through hearings to decide whether persons with mental health determinations should have their federal and State firearm privileges restored, and whether GEI adults required to register as sex offenders shall be relieved of that obligation or have their risk designation reduced.
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History

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.
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Organization

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.
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Current Adult Panel

Psychiatrist – Bennett Garner, M.D. originally appointed 2/1/2012, current term expires 6/30/2017
Psychologist – Elena Balduzzi, Psy.D. originally appointed 10/1/2011, current term expires 6/30/2015
Attorney – Kate Lieber, J.D. originally appointed 10/1/2009, current term expires 6/30/2017
Parole and Probation – Jenna Morrison, P.P.O. originally appointed 12/8/2008, current term
     expires 6/30/2016
Public Member – Judy Uherbelau, J.D. originally appointed 9/12/12, current term expires 6/30/2017
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Current Juvenile Panel

Psychiatrist – Robert McKelvey, M.D. originally appointed 1/1/2007, current term expires 1/1/2017
Psychologist – Eric Johnson, Ph.D. originally appointed 1/1/2007, current term expires 1/1/2015
Attorney – Susana Alba, J.D. originally appointed 1/1/2007, current term expires 1/1/2016
Parole and Probation – Charmaine Roberts, J.C.C. originally appointed 1/1/2007, current term
     expires  1/1/2015
Public Member – Shelly Casteel originally appointed 3/1/2014, current term expires 3/1/2018
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Statutes and Publications

 
 
 
 
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