GBMC sexual assault program gets $1 million gift
Greater Baltimore Medical Center has received $1 million from an anonymous donor to support a program that serves victims of sexual assault.
It is the largest gift ever for the GBMC Sexual Assault Forensic Examination program. There are 21 of the programs across the state.
Under the program, forensic nurse examiners complete a full assessment of victims of sexual assault age 13 and over. They collect forensic evidence and provide antibiotic therapy and emergency contraception. They also provide resources for crisis counseling.
Young women between the ages of 13 and 24 account for more than 60 percent of victims that use the program.
The grant will be used to train nurses among other things.