Domestic Violence Victims Can Apply for Address Confidentiality, from the Gazette, 09/23/2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

img-icon-newsMany victims of domestic violence have been forced to move more than once after their abuser finds out where they live, but a new program in Iowa now promises to help them keep their addresses confidential.

Anastasia Wilson, victim’s advocate with the Linn County Attorney’s Office, said she has already started telling victims about the Safe At Home program because they can start applying for the service in mid-December. Victims of sexual assault, human trafficking and stalking also are eligible for the program. And victims who have only filed for a court protective order and may not have filed a police report also can participate.

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