Human Trafficking Prevention Month: TN ‘Safe at Home’ Program Helping Victims of Abuse
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF): January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office is working to help victims of abuse.
Hargett runs the Safe at Home Program designed to prevent abusers from finding their victims through public records.
They are encouraging anyone who has experienced human trafficking, stalking, or domestic abuse to sign up for their address confidentiality program.
Approved applicants are given a substitute address that may be used for legal purposes, including voter registration and government services such as a driver’s license.
This is of no cost to the victim.
Stacy Scruggs, Safe at Home Program Coordinator says, “If you’re concerned about your safety, if you’re concerned about your home address becoming a matter of public record, I highly recommend just reaching out to Safe at Home. Let’s look at your specific situation and see if Safe at Home can potentially be apart of your overall safety plan.”
Scruggs says the program has helped five hundred victims across the state since 2019 across forty counties.
For more information about the Safe at Home program, head HERE.