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Indiana has an Address Confidentiality Program that Could Keep You Safe

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Address Confidentiality Program

Address Confidentiality Program Brochure

The Office of the Indiana Attorney General works to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking by helping them return to normal, safe lives. One of the ways the attorney general’s office does this is through the Address Confidentiality Program. How it works Participants in the program are assigned confidential addresses. Mail received at these confidential addresses is sent to the attorney general’s office for processing. Then, first-class mail is forwarded on to the victims’ actual homes. Through these steps, a great deal of safety can be achieved. Who is eligible Only victims of domestic violence with protective orders in place are eligible for the Address Confidentiality Program. And all victims must be referred through a trained victim’s advocate. The Address Confidentiality Program cannot accept applications directly from those wishing to join the program. If those initial requirements are met, participation in the program may be offered to:

  • Individuals at least 18 years of age or
  • A parent or guardian acting on behalf of a minor or
  • A guardian acting on behalf of an incapacitated person

In addition, individuals must:

  • Have a valid protective order in place
  • Be a victim of domestic violence
  • Fear for their safety

How to apply Trained victim advocates are the only people who can refer domestic abuse victims to the program. However, those wishing to learn more about the program can call 800-321-1907 or e-mail the Address Confidentiality Program at confidential@atg.state.in.us. Additional important information The Address Confidentiality Program keeps all personal information private. However, the information must be released if it is requested by law enforcement officers. Private information may also be released by court order. Participation in the program is not permanent. Participants must renew their status in the program every two years. Additionally, the addresses of victims in the program must be kept current with the attorney general’s office. For additional information, please call the attorney general’s office at 800-321-1907.

Please visit the website also here.

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  1. An informational video about the Address Confidentiality Program is available on YouTube.
    Click here: http://www.youtube.com/user/INAttorneyGeneral#p/u/3/vyLFLEnsJQ4

    Molly Butters

    January 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm

  2. Wow, thank you Molly. I will spread this far and wide.

    mothersoflostchildren

    January 20, 2010 at 11:58 pm


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