DES MOINES, IOWA (October 14, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is conducting a series of meetings in eastern Iowa October 12-14 to promote Safe at Home, an address confidentiality program that provides protection for survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, trafficking, stalking, and assault. The meetings coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is held annually in October.

A visit with the Scott County Auditor has been added to the itinerary.

The goal is to provide resources and information to local law-enforcement agencies and officers that can readily be disseminated to Iowans dealing with an abusive situation. More than 30,000 Iowans sought help in 2020 due to domestic violence.

For more information about Iowa’s Safe at Home program, visit

The last five minutes of the meeting are open to credentialed members of the media. Interviews can be conducted following the meetings.

Here are the details:

Thursday, October 14

11AM Clinton County Sheriff’s Office (open to media at 11:25AM)

Location: 241 7th Ave N, Large Conference Room/EOC, Clinton, Iowa

2PM Scott County Auditor’s Office (open to the media at 2:45PM. Sec Pate and Auditor Tompkins are available for joint interviews. Law enforcement will not be present at this meeting.)  

Location: 600 W 4th Street, Davenport, IA

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