FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Contact: Kevin Flannery, (573) 526-0949
Safe at Home Marks Six Years
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today marked the sixth anniversary of Safe at Home, an address confidentiality program for survivors of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and stalking. The successful program, a part of Kander’s office, has served 1,884 Missourians in its six years, and currently maintains address confidentiality for 974 Missourians.
"Over the last six years, Safe at Home has played a tremendous role in supporting Missouri crime victims as they move forward with their lives," Kander said. "The large impact it has had is a testament both to its importance and the tireless dedication of the program staff."
Safe at Home helps keep participants safe by providing them with a substitute address to use when creating new public records such as court documents. Using the substitute address allows survivors to keep their true location out of publicly accessible information and, consequently, the hands of their assailants.
Over 350 Application Assistants are located throughout the state to help potential participants join the program.
Missourians can learn more about Safe at Home at www.MoSafeAtHome.com.
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
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