Judicial Proceedings Panel

The Seventeenth Public Meeting of the Judicial Proceedings Panel on Sexual Assault in the Military will be held on January 15, 2016 in Arlington, VA.


Arlington, VA - The seventeenth public meeting of the Judicial Proceedings Panel (“JPP” or “the Panel”) was held on Friday, January 15, 2016, 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 deliberated on the analysis, conclusions, and recommendations received in December from the JPP Subcommittee regarding Article 120 of the UCMJ. The Panel also continued deliberations on its report and issues relating to retaliation against individuals who report incidents of sexual assault within the military. The meeting concluded with time reserved for public comment; however, there was none.

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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