WTOP: Md. will use $2.6 million grant to test rape kits, hire victim advocates
Maryland authorities have received a $2.6 million grant that will go toward the testing of untested or unsubmitted rape-evidence kits. The grant from the U.S. Justice Department’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative will also be used to develop a statewide kit-tracking system and to hire specialized victim advocates. A recent audit revealed that statewide, around 3,700 kits remained untested