SAINT PAUL — Today, Secretary of State Steve Simon announced that Minnesota will play a leading role in a new national organization for address confidentiality programs.
Minnesota’s Safe at Home program—one of the strongest address confidentiality programs in the country—is joining the National Association of Confidential Address Programs (NACAP) as a founding member. NACAP officially announced its formation today at a national conference titled, “Joining Together,” in St. Paul where Secretary Simon gave opening remarks.
Minnesota Safe at Home Director Dianna Umidon serves as NACAP’s Interim President.
“Minnesota’s Safe at Home program saves lives and helps thousands of Minnesotans every day who fear for their safety, and I hope our state’s leadership can play a critical role in strengthening address confidentiality programs nationwide,” said Secretary Simon. “Minnesota is honored to host the first annual NACAP conference and we look forward to strengthening our partnership with programs around the country.”
Twenty other states were announced as NACAP members today, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. NACAP’s mission is to strengthen, collaborate, and represent the interests of state confidential address programs across the country.
Safe at Home assists Minnesotans who wish to keep the location of their physical residence private for personal safety reasons, often because they are victims of domestic violence or stalking. The program partners with organizations all around the state to work with people who wish to enroll in the program out of a fear for their safety. It began its 10th year serving Minnesotans this September.