DES MOINES, IOWA (October 11, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is conducting a series of meetings in eastern Iowa with county sheriffs and local law enforcement, 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.

The meetings will take place across three days, beginning October 12, in Cedar Rapids.

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. Iowa’s Safe at Home program serves more than 1,000 participants across the state.

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

Here are the details:

Tuesday, October 12

2PM, Linn County Sheriff’s Office (open to media at 2:25PM)

Location: 310 2nd Ave SW, 1st Floor Classroom, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Wednesday, October 13

9:30AM, Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office (open to media at 9:55AM)

Location: 225 E. 6th St, Training Room, Waterloo, Iowa

3PM, Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office (open to media at 3:25PM)

Location: Dubuque Fire Training Center, Large Classroom, 14928 Public Safety Way, Dubuque, Iowa

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

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