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Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

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Department of Defense.


Notice of meeting.


The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel.


A meeting of the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel (“the Panel”) will be held November 7-8, 2013. The Public Session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. on November 7, 2013, and will begin at 8:25 a.m. and end at 5:45 p.m. on November 8, 2013.


U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 333 Constitution Avenue NW., Courtroom #20, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20001.

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Ms. Terri Saunders, Deputy Staff Director, Response Systems Panel, One Liberty Center, 875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 150, Arlington, VA 22203. Email: Phone: (703) 693-3829. Web site:

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This public meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Start Printed Page 63455Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150.

Purpose of the Meeting: At this meeting, the Panel will deliberate on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Pub. L. 112-239), Section 576(a)(1) requirement to conduct an independent review and assessment of the systems used to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate crimes involving adult sexual assault and related offenses under 10 U.S.C. 920 (article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice), for the purpose of developing recommendations regarding how to improve the effectiveness of such systems. The Panel is interested in written and oral comments from the public, including non-governmental organizations, relevant to this tasking.


November 7, 2013

  • 8:30 a.m.-8:35 a.m. Comments from the Panel Chair
  • 8:35 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Subcommittee Briefing
  • 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Overview of DoD Victim Services and Sexual Assault Reporting Statistics Update

DoD SAPRO representatives

  • 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Victim Service Programs

SAPR representatives from Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard

  • 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Victim Service Provider Perspectives

Service victim advocate, sexual assault response coordinator, and victim witness liaison representatives

Civilian community victim advocates

  • 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Advocacy Organization Perspectives

Military victim advocacy organizations

National crime victim and sexual assault organizations

  • 4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Comments from Public

November 8, 2013

  • 8:25 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Comments from the Panel Chair
  • 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Sexual Assault Survivor Perspectives

Survivors of sexual assault

  • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Services Special Victims' Counsel Programs

Representatives from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard

  • 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Civilian Perspectives on Victim Participation

Civilian sexual assault prosecutors

Civilian victim attorneys

  • 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Defense Bar Perspectives

Defense representatives from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard

Civilian defense attorneys

  • 4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Comments from Public
  • 4:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Panel Deliberations

Availability of Materials for the Meeting: A copy of the agenda or any updates to the agenda for the November 7-8, 2013 meeting, as well as other materials presented in the meeting, may be obtained at the meeting or from the Panel's Web site at:

Public's Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is limited and is on a first-come basis.

Special Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodations to access the public meeting should contact the Deputy Staff Director at at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Procedures for Providing Public Comments: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the public or interested organizations may submit written comments to the Panel about its mission and topics pertaining to this public session. Written comments must be received by the Deputy Staff Director at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting date so that they may be made available to the Panel for their consideration prior to the meeting. Written comments should be submitted via email to the address for the Deputy Staff Director given in this notice in the following formats: Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word. Please note that since the Panel operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, all written comments will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection. If members of the public are interested in making an oral statement, a written statement must be submitted along with a request to provide an oral statement. Oral presentations by members of the public will be permitted between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. November 7 and between 4:00 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. November 8, 2013 in front of the Panel. The number of oral presentations to be made will depend on the number of requests received from members of the public on a first-come basis. After reviewing the requests for oral presentation, the Chairperson and the Designated Federal Officer will, having determined the statement to be relevant to the Panel's mission, allot five minutes to persons desiring to make an oral presentation.

Committee's Designated Federal Officer: The Board's Designated Federal Officer is Ms. Maria Fried, Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel, 1600 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B747, Washington, DC 20301-1600.

Due to the lapse of appropriations, the Department of Defense was unable to provide appropriate notification as required by 41 CFR 102-3.150(a) for a meeting of the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel on November 7-8, 2013. Therefore, the Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150(b), waives the 15-calendar day notification requirement.

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Dated: October 21, 2013.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2013-25011 Filed 10-23-13; 8:45 am]