Military Justice Improvement Act: Org Supporters

Veterans, Faith, and Women’s Groups Supporting the Military Justice Improvement Act

Numerous organizations support the Military Justice Improvement Act, including:

  • Protect Our Defenders 
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) 
  • Vietnam Veterans of America 
  • Service Womens Action Network 
  • National Women’s Law Center 
  • National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women
  • National Alliance to End Sexual Violence 
  • National Research Center for Women & Families 
  • Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health 
  • Our Bodies Ourselves 
  • International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers  
  • Members of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence 
  • 9to5 
  • Baha’is of the United States 
  • Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good
  • Equal Rights Advocates 
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 
  • Federally Employed Women 
  • Feminist Majority 
  • Futures Without Violence 
  • General Federation of Women’s Clubs 
  • GetEqual 
  • Girls, Inc. 
  • Hindu American Seva Communities 
  • Institute for Science and Human Values, Inc. 
  • Jewish Women International 
  • Joyful Heart Foundation 
  • National Capital Union Retirees 
  • National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence 
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 
  • National Congress of Black Women, Inc 
  • National Council of Churches 
  • National Council of Jewish Women 
  • National Council of Women’s Organizations 
  • National Organization for Women 
  • National Women’s Health Network 
  • OWL-The Voice of Midlife and Older Women 
  • Peaceful Families Project 
  • Presbyterian Women in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Inc. 
  • Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice 
  • SPART*A, an LGBT Military Organization 
  • The National Congress of American Indians 
  • United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries
  • V-Day 
  • Woman’s National Democratic Club 
  • Women’s Research & Education Institute 

Key Facts and Info

Read the Gillibrand Report of Four Largest U.S. Military Bases (2015): Documents Reveal Continued Lack of Improvement in Military Justice System

Read the Gillibrand Report of Four Largest U.S. Military Bases (2014)Despite Recent Congressional Reforms, Dysfunction In Military Justice System Remains

Read the Gillibrand Report of Four Largest U.S. Military Bases (2013): Nearly Half of Survivors Who Reported Assaults Dropped Out of Military Justice Process; Sexual Assaults More Prevalent Than Previously Acknowledged (pdf)

Read AP story: "Pentagon Misled Lawmakers on Military Sexual Assault Cases"

Read Human Rights Watch Report: U.S. Raped In Military - Then Punished: Unjust Discharges Cause Lasting Harm

Read "Embattled" the Human Rights Watch Report: Survivors 12x More Likely to Suffer Retaliation Than See Assailant Convicted; Not A Single Case of Serious Disciplinary Action Found for Retaliation (pdf)

NY Times Magazine Cover Story: "The Military's Rough Justice on Sexual Assault" on military’s continued failure to combat sexual assault – including accounts of retribution and retaliation

VIDEO: “Military Justice’s Dirty Secret”: Fmr. Chief Prosecutor USAF “Put Out to Pasture” for Speaking Out & Doing His Job

5/9/16 DOD IG Report: Evaluation of the Separation of Service Members Who Made a Report of Sexual Assault 

Quotes You Should Read

MJIA: Myths vs Facts sheet

12/3/2014: Top Reasons Why Military Justice Improvement Act Is Still Needed After Previous Incremental NDAA Reforms (pdf)

Senators Who Voted In Favor of MJIA

Retired Military Officers Supporting MJIA

Veterans', Faith, & Women's Groups Supporting MJIA

Letter from UCMJ legal experts supporting MJIA (pdf)

Editorials & Op-Eds Supporting MJIA

ESPN Report: The Enemy Within

Read DOD’s Own Advisory Panel Opinion in Support of MJIA

Allies Testimony: No Impact on Good Order & Discipline From Change To Independent Military Justice System

Gillibrand Testimony to Response Systems Panel

Text of Response Systems Panel Dissent (pdf)

List of Excluded Offenses

Useful Links

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Vietnam Veterans of America

Survivor Stories: 1 | 2

DOD Annual SAPR Reports

Defense Advisory Committee on Women

The Invisible War

“Twice Betrayed” Investigative Report

ESPN Report: The Enemy Within

Service Women’s Action Network

Protect Our Defenders