Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is conducting a series of meetings in eastern Iowa this week with county sheriffs and local law enforcement to promote Safe at Home.
Safe at Home is an address confidentiality program that provides protection for survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, trafficking, stalking, and assault.
The meetings coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is held annually in October. The meetings kicked off in Cedar Rapids yesterday and will continue today in Waterloo and Dubuque and tomorrow in Clinton.
The goal is to provide resources and information to local law enforcement agencies and officers that can readily be disseminated to Iowans dealing with an abusive situation. More than 30,000 Iowans sought help in 2020 due to domestic violence. Iowa’s Safe at Home program serves more than 1,000 participants across the state.
For more information about Iowa’s Safe at Home program, visit SafeatHome.Iowa.gov.