Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon was in Montevideo on Monday as part of a fact finding tour to gather information about how Minnesota’s Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program is doing.

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon was in Montevideo on Monday as part of a fact finding tour to gather information about how Minnesota’s Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program  is doing. While in Montevideo, Simon visited the recently opened Safe Avenues office at 212 S. 1st St.

Simon met with Safe Avenues advocates from Swift, Lac qui Parle, and Chippewa Counties to discuss the Safe At Home program and listen to any concerns or suggestions put forward by the advocates.

Simon opened the discussion by saying: “As far as I’m concerned, this is one of the most important parts of my job. It didn’t take me long to figure out that I can’t do my job well by just sitting in an office in St. Paul.”

Simon went on to say the Minnesota is one of only five states where the Safe At Home Program applies to both the public and private sector. Safe at Home helps survivors of stalking, sexual assault, domestic violence and others who fear for their safety go about their daily lives without the risk of their abusers discovering their actual address.

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