The Seventeenth Public Meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces will be held on Friday, May 15, 2020 via teleconference.

Arlington, VA - The seventeenth 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 on Friday, May 15, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., via teleconference.  Connectivity to this meeting is limited and on a first-come basis.  To access the teleconference dial: 410-874-6300, conference pin: 450506218.

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 deliberate and vote on the draft DAC-IPAD Report on the Feasibility and Advisability of Establishing a Process Under Which a Guardian Ad Litem May Be Appointed to Represent the Interest of a Victim of an Alleged Sex-Related Offense Who Has Not Attained the Age of 18 Years. Next, the Committee will deliberate and vote on the DAC-IPAD response to the Department of Defense Report on Preservation of Restricted Report Option for Adult Sexual Assault Victims. Finally, the Committee will receive updates from the DAC-IP AD Case Review, Policy and Data Working Groups.

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. Marguerite McKinney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (703) 614-0287.

This meeting is open to the public, via teleconference.  Connection is limited and available on a first-come basis.

More information about the Committee, including the meeting agenda and materials, is available on its website at http://dacipad.whs.mil. 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.

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