PARB is established by
Oklahoma Statue (10 O.S. 1116.2). Statute requires that at least one
PARB is in operation in each of the State's twenty-six judicial
A PARB is comprised of
at least five volunteers from the community. Each local PARB is charged
with reviewing court cases involving children who have been abused and
neglected (Deprived). In some locations, PARB also reviews court cases
involving children invovled in the juvenile justice system (Delinquent).
PARB serves in an advisory capacity to the local judge. The PARB
develops a written recommendation in each case.