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state_seal_color_174x126.jpgThe Psychiatric Security Review Board was established by the Legislature in 1977 to assume jurisdiction over adults who successfully assert the insanity defense to a crime and are a substantial danger to others. Its duties were expanded in 2007 to include jurisdiction of young persons found responsible except for insanity. In 2009, the Legislature added the responsibility of conducting gun relief hearings to determine whether persons with mental health determinations who are barred from possessing a firearm should have their firearm privileges 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.
For an opportunity to learn more about the Board, join us on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mental Health Association of Portland's "Psychiatric Security Review Board - Trends and Changes."  There will be a presentation by the Board's Executive Director, Juliet Follansbee, J.D., with opening remarks by Joseph Bloom, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health Sciences University.  Admission is free, but seating is limited and tickets are required.
Scheduled Hearing Days (Panel) Location:
     April 2 (Adult) OSH
     April 7 (Juvenile) OSH
     April 16 (Adult) PSRB
     April 28 (Juvenile) OSH
     April 30 (Adult) OSH
     May 7 (Adult) OSH
     May 12 (Juvenile) Administrative Matters Only
     May 12 (Adult) Administrative Matters Only
     May 14 (Adult) PSRB
     May 28 (Adult) OSH
Upcoming Administrative Meetings:

          June 3, 2014 -- 6:30 P.M. (Adult Panel)
          July 21, 2014 -- TBD (Juvenile Panel)
          September 16, 2014 -- 6:30 P.M. (Adult Panel)
          December 2, 2014 -- 6:30 P.M. (Adult Panel)

          Psychiatric Security Review Board
          Conference Room
          610 SW Alder, Suite 420
          503-229-5596  --  Call to be admitted if building doors are secured.