A new protection for victims of domestic abuse has been approved by the legislature.  It’s called the "Safe at Home" act and was a top priority of Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.

 

Safe at Home keeps the addresses of domestic violence victims confidential. Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking can forward all mail, personal, business and legal, to the Secretary of State’s office which will forward the mail to a confidential address.

Carnahan says that keeps abusers from using a mailing address to track down their victim. Carnahan says she has heard of several stories from abuse victims that they have been harassed or abused again, because the abuser found out their address.

The act is contained within a larger bill, HB 583 , which enhances the rights of the victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

To learn more about the "Safe at Home" program visit: http://www.sos.mo.gov/

 

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