Oregon's juvenile psychiatric security review board

Stewart S. Newman, Mary Claire Buckley, Senia Pickering Newman, Joseph D. Bloom

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In 2005, the Oregon Legislature passed a bill modifying the existing Psychiatric Security Review Board (PRSB) statute, creating a juvenile panel for management of juvenile insanity acquittees. Dubbed the Juvenile PSRB (JPSRB), it borrows heavily from the 30 years of experience of its adult predecessor. Statutory language was also modified to create a plea of "responsible except for insanity" for juveniles in Oregon. The authors discuss the similarities of the JPSRB to the adult PSRB system and highlight the differences that take into account the unique needs of juvenile defendants. They go on to discuss potential problems foreseen with implementation of the JPSRB system and to recommend possible solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-252
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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