Safe at Home is a statewide address confidentiality program that the Office of Secretary of State administers for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking — and for others who fear for their safety. The program now serves more than 2,200 Minnesotans. It maintains a confidential address for participants so they can interact with public and private entities without leaving a trail that might enable their abuser to locate them. Minnesota is the first and only state with an address confidentiality program that requires both public and private entities to accept the participant’s substitute address. Safe at Home was designed in collaboration with local victim service providers and law enforcement. In my decade in the Minnesota Legislature, I wrote several laws to strengthen this program — including expanding its eligibility to the children of domestic abuse victims. As Secretary of State, I will continue to defend and strengthen this life-saving program.
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