"Safe at Home:" Address confidentiality program for WI abuse victims opening

MADISON -- A new state program designed to protect the addresses of abuse victims in Wisconsin is beginning.

The Safe at Home program opens on Saturday, April 1st. Advocates and a bipartisan group of supporters of the program including Attorney General Brad Schimel announced the launch of the program at a news conference Thursday.

Safe at Home provides victims of domestic abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse, stalking, and trafficking with a legal substitute address and free mail forwarding service. The program gives those enrolled a confidential home, work or school address.

Schimel and other backers say the program helps those living in fear by giving them a safe and secure address to prevent those who may do them harm from tracking them down.

More information can be found at www.SafeAtHomeWI.gov or by calling 1-800-446-6564.