AG Hawley Defends Safe at Home Program

Apr 26, 2017, 12:44 PM
Apr 26, 2017, 10:46 AM

Jefferson City, Mo. – The Attorney General’s Office has filed an emergency motion to defend the Secretary of State’s “Safe at Home” program following a judge’s order calling the integrity of the program into question. “Safe at Home” allows victims of domestic violence and other crimes to shield their home addresses on public documents.

In late January, a St. Louis County circuit court ordered a participant in the Safe at Home program to reveal her home address. The Attorney General’s Office has petitioned to intervene in the case, including filing an emergency motion earlier this week.

Attorney General Hawley commented, “We disagree with the court’s ruling and will continue to litigate vigorously to defend the Safe at Home program. It protects Missourians across the state whose safety is threatened by violence. Every victim of domestic abuse should be able to keep her identity safe, and we will fight to ensure she can.”