About Safe at Home: An Address Confidentiality Program
Minnesota Statutes Chapter 5B,and Minnesota Rules Chapter 8290.
It was designed in collaboration with local victim service providers and law enforcement. This program became effective September 1, 2007 and is designed to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or others who fear for their safety maintain a confidential address.
The intent of Safe at Home is to allow its participants to go about their lives, interacting with public and private entities, without leaving traces of where they can typically be located, such as their residential address, a school address, or an employment address, in an attempt to keep their aggressor from locating them.
Because program participants use a PO Box address assigned to them, Safe at Home provides a mail forwarding service. Safe at Home forwards a participant's First Class Mail to them at their actual physical address. The actual physical address remains under security with the Safe at Home office. In addition to being the participant's agent to receive mail, the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State is a participant's agent to receive service of process.
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