Judicial Proceedings Panel

The Twenty-First Public Meeting of the Judicial Proceedings Panel on Sexual Assault in the Military was held on May 13, 2016 in Charlottesville, VA.

Arlington, VA - The twenty-first public meeting of the Judicial Proceedings Panel (“JPP” or “the Panel”) was held on Friday, May 13, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School (Army), 600 Massie Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903.

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 received briefings from each of the Services on military justice training for members of the JAG Corps who litigate adult sexual assault crimes. The Panel first heard from leaders of the Services' JAG schools, followed by sessions focusing on the training and experience of prosecutors, defense counsel, and special victims' counsel.

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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