In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, Secretary of State Tre Hargett encourages victims of domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking or any sexual offense to protect their address and protect themselves with the free Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program.
The program, Safe at Home, prevents abusers from locating their victims through public records by providing approved applicants a substitute address that may be used for legal purposes, including voter registration and government services such as a driver’s license and access to assistance programs.
Under current Tennessee law, most state and local government records are available for public review. These public records, which include home addresses and other identifying information, can make it easy for abusers to track and find their victims.
Safe at Home participants are issued a substitute address they can use anytime they interact with state and local government or anyone who could potentially make their home address part of the public record.
The first step to enrolling in the Safe at Home program is to complete an application with a partnering agency in your community.
For more information about the Safe at Home program, participant eligibility or becoming a partner agency, visit SafeAtHomeTN.com or call 615-253-3043.