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Domestic Violence - Address Confidentiality

The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) is a confidential mail-forwarding service for domestic violence and/or stalking victims who have recently relocated to a location unknown to their abuser or stalker.  The goal of the ACP is to help domestic violence victims keep their new address confidential. 

The ACP provides cost-free mail forwarding service.  Program participants are authorized to use a “substitute” mailing address in lieu of a home address.

The actual address of a program participant is confidential and available only to those employees involved in the operation of the Address Confidentiality Program and to law-enforcement officers for law-enforcement purposes.

The ACP is not retroactive and cannot provide absolute protection.  The ACP is only one piece of a victim’s overall safety plan.  Each ACP participant should seek counseling through a crisis center and shelter services to develop an overall safety plan. 

Please contact your local domestic violence program for an application to the program.  Please contact the Statewide Sexual and Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-838-8238 for assistance in finding the local DV program that serves your locality. 

For more information about the program or questions regarding ACP, please contact the Office of the Attorney General at 804-786-2071 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..