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February 12, 2018
SACRAMENTO – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) are announcing the expansion of California’s Safe at Home confidential address program to serve victims of human trafficking. They will be joined by WEAVE, Inc. CEO Beth Hassett. WEAVE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking.
In 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 597—authored by Senator Leyva and sponsored by Secretary of State Padilla—making victims of human trafficking eligible for the Safe at Home program. SB 597 also makes household members of all Safe at Home applicants eligible to enroll in the program. As part of the program’s expansion, the Secretary of State has updated the program’s website, informational materials, and enrollment forms. New online tools will make it easier for prospective participants to find and access resources.
Established in 1999, Safe at Home is California’s confidential address program administered by the California Secretary of State’s office. The program, which provides a free P. O. Box and mail forwarding service, is designed to help victims and survivors of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault start new lives in peace and to provide added protections to their overall safety plans. The program also serves reproductive health care doctors, nurses, volunteers, and patients.
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Safe at Home Confidential Address Program Press Conference
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
State Senator Connie M. Leyva
WEAVE CEO Beth Hassett
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
1900 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95811