The Backlog:

Maryland

In April 2015, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed legislation into law that mandates a statewide audit of untested rape kits. While this law will allow us to have a more accurate picture of the backlog in Maryland, the legislature must take additional steps to provide survivors with greater access to justice, including requiring the testing of all rape kits booked into evidence. Take action today to advocate for transparency and change from our elected officials.

In May 2015, Governor Hogan signed additional legislation that establishes a victim's right to notification as to the status of their rape kit.

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Through The Accountability Project, we are using public records requests to bring the number of untested kits in Baltimore to light.

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