Sexual Assault in Maryland

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Sexual Assault in Maryland
Sexual Assault in Maryland
Reported Rapes by County in Maryland 2010-2013
Incidence of Child Sexual Abuse: Focus on Maryland 
Crime Stats Fact Sheet

Sexual Assault and Maryland Law
Visit MCASA’s Annotated Code on Maryland Criminal Law Online Resource

SAFE/FNE Programs in Maryland
In Maryland, Forensic Nurse Examiners (FNEs) work within a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) program in a hospital to complete medical forensic examinations, treat victims for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), and address pregnancy concerns. When FNEs conduct an exam after a sexual assault, the evidence is collected with accuracy and precision, which leads to an increase in cases that will be prosecuted; therefore, more perpetrators will be held accountable and punished for their crimes.

Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) programs (.PDF version available here)

Funding in Maryland
Funding in Maryland for Sexual Assault Services

Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse
The Case by Case: News coverage of child sexual abuse released by the Berkeley Media Studies Group with support from the Ms. Foundation for Women includes recommendations for journalists on ways to improve coverage of child sexual abuse.

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