Judicial Proceedings Panel

The Sixteenth Public Meeting of the Judicial Proceedings Panel on Sexual Assault in the Military was held on December 11, 2015 in Arlington, VA.








Arlington, VA - The sixteenth public meeting of the Judicial Proceedings Panel (“JPP” or “the Panel”) was held on Friday, December 11, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at The Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston, 4610 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

The Judicial Proceedings Panel was established by the Secretary of Defense in June 2014 in accordance with section 576(a)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. The Judicial Proceedings Panel is an independent federal advisory committee tasked to conduct an independent review and assessment of military judicial proceedings for sexual assault offenses since Fiscal Year 2012, for the purpose of developing recommendations to Congress and the Secretary of Defense for improvements to such proceedings.

At this meeting, the Panel continued deliberations on issues relating to retaliation against individuals who report incidents of sexual assault within the military as well as deliberated on its draft report on restitution and compensation for victims of sexual assault in the military. The Panel received a presentation by the JPP Subcommittee on its analysis, conclusions, and recommendations regarding Article 120 of the UCMJ, followed by a discussion with members of the JPP Subcommittee on the issues and recommendations presented. The meeting concluded with time reserved for public comment.

The Panel welcomes input from the public on topics of this meeting or other issues considered by the Panel. Requests to make public comment, submission of written comments or materials for the Panel's consideration and any other inquiries may be directed to Ms. Julie Carson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (703) 693-3849.

More information about the Panel, including a registration form for providing public comment, a detailed agenda, and materials for this meeting, is available on the JPP's website at http://jpp.whs.mil.














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