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How the Program Works


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  1. Victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking relocates or has plans to relocate to an address unknown to the perpetrator and not contained in any public record.
  2. Victim completes ACP application with an Application Assistant certified by the Secretary of State. The applicant must declare that disclosure of the applicant's address threatens the safety of the applicant or applicant's children.
  3. Once the applicant is accepted into ACP, a designated address will be assigned and an authorization card issued. State and local agencies are required to accept the designated address for public record.
  4. All first-class mail received at the designated address will be immediately forwarded to the applicant.