The Vermont Legislature established the "Safe at Home" Address Confidentiality Program within the Office of the Secretary of State. The program was implemented July, 2001.
The goal of the Safe at Home program is to help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, who have relocated or are about to relocate, in their effort to keep their perpetrators from finding them.
Safe at Home offers two service components: a substitute address service and a protected records service. These services limit a perpetrator's ability to access public information which could identify the new location of a victim who is in the program. This is not a witness protection program, rather it is a mail forwarding service.