The Backlog:


We do not know the extent of the backlog in Maryland. Like most states, Maryland does not require its law enforcement agencies to track or count rape kits. In fact, just three states do—Colorado, Illinois and Texas—and because of the reforms these states have implemented, we now have a more accurate picture of the backlog there. This can happen in Maryland, too. Take action today to advocate for transparency and change from your elected officials.

In February 2015, legislation (HB-462, SB-498) was introduced that would mandate a statewide audit of untested rape kits. The two bills have each passed their respective branches and now await passage from the other chamber.

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