The Seventh Public Meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Arlington, VA.

Arlington, VA - The seventh public meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces ("DAC-IPAD" or "the Committee") will be held Friday, April 20, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at One Liberty Center, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 1432, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

The DAC-IPAD was established by the Secretary of Defense in February 2016, in accordance with section 546 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, as amended. The Committee is tasked to advise the Secretary of Defense on the investigation, prosecution, and defense of allegations of rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault, and other sexual misconduct involving members of the Armed Forces based on its review of such cases on an ongoing basis.

At this meeting the Committee will receive testimony on best practices for data collection in the civilian criminal justice system from the Director, Office of Research and Data, U.S. Sentencing Commission; the Deputy Director, Incident-Based Statistics Unit, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice; and representatives from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The Committee will also receive testimony from each of the Military Services regarding current data collection capabilities and requirements for military justice case management. For the last session, the Committee will receive updates from the Data, Case Review, and Policy Working Groups regarding the status of each group's respective research and analysis.

The DAC-IPAD welcomes input from the public on these topics or other issues under its consideration.  Requests to make public comment, submission of written comments or materials, 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.

This meeting is open to the public. Seating for the meeting is limited and available on a first-come basis. Visitors must provide government-issued photo identification and pass through metal detector security screening for access to the facility.

More information about the Committee, including the meeting agenda and materials, is available on its website at In the event the Office of Personnel Management closes the government due to inclement weather or for any other reason, please consult the website for any changes to public meeting dates or time.