Upcoming Meeting: September 17 - 18, 2024


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 Welcome to the Defense Advisory Committee On Investigation, Prosecution and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces (DAC-IPAD) Website

The Defense Advisory Committee on the Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces (DAC-IPAD) was established by the Secretary of Defense under the Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. Since its inception, DAC-IPAD has played a crucial role in reforming military justice related to sexual assault, ensuring fairness for victims and the accused, enhancing access to justice, and promoting transparency.

Our committee is composed of distinguished professionals, including current and former judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, criminologists, forensic experts, and legal scholars. Together, we leverage our expertise to advise Congress and the Department of Defense on handling sexual misconduct cases within the Armed Forces.

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