Address Confidentiality Programs were created to protect victims of stalking, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes from offenders who use public records, such as voter or drivers’ license registries, to locate them. These programs give victims a legal substitute address (usually a post office box) to use in place of their physical address. This address can be used whenever an address is required by public agencies. First class mail sent to the substitute address is forwarded to the victim’s actual address.
States with Address Confidentiality programs:
For more details about these address confidentiality programs, visit the National Center for Victims of Crime’s comprehensive list.