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The Safe at Home address confidentiality program, administered by Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s office, has served over 7,000 crime victims, according to a release.

Safe at Home provides a designated mailing address for participants to use in place of their home address when creating records with government agencies and courts. The mailing address can be used to receive first class, legal and certified mail, limiting the number of places where survivors use their protected address. Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes may enroll themselves and their minor children in the program.

“Participants in the Safe at Home program have often had their lives uprooted by fear,” Ashcroft said. “The program has helped to protect them from the threats they face every day. Our office remains dedicated to protecting survivors of abuse and advocating on their behalf.”

Ashcroft’s office has trained almost 700 Safe at Home application assistants, serving in 272 nonprofit and government agencies throughout the state. All program applicants meet in person.

“Created by legislation on Aug. 28, 2007, Safe at Home begins its 14th year, and has a current enrollment of over 2,800 individuals.”

For more information about the Safe at Home program, visit MOSafeAtHome.com.

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This article originally ran on gladstonedispatch.com.

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