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Address Confidentiality

The Address Confidentiality Program helps victims keep abusers from discovering their new address. We help protect survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking.  More than 990 people currently participate in the program.

Join the Address Confidentiality Program

Keeping Your New Address Confidential

If you move to escape abuse, you can join the Address Confidentiality Program and have your first-class mail sent to a substitute address chosen by the Attorney General’s office. We forward your mail to you and keep your new address secret.

You can also use the substitute address to register to vote, get a driver license, or sign up for utilities like water and electricity.

How To Sign Up

If you are a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, talk to an application assistant at a domestic violence or sexual assault center. To be eligible for the program, you must move or be in the process of moving to a new address and sign a statement that you fear for your safety or the safety of your children.

For more information about the Address Confidentiality Program, read our brochure or contact the program manager by email at acp@ncdoj.gov or by phone at (919) 716-6785.

Become an Application Assistant

Our office has trained more than 400 individuals to help enroll victims in the Address Confidentiality Program.  Last year more than 100 people from domestic violence and sexual assault centers across North Carolina attended training seminars.

In 2021, webinar trainings are being offered on the following dates:

  • February 18, 2021
  • March 17, 2021
  • May 12, 2021
  • July 21, 2021
  • September 15, 2021
  • November 10, 2021

For information on how to become a certified application assistant, email us at
acp@ncdoj.gov, or call (919) 716-6785.

Information for Law Enforcement Officers

The ACP is a statutorily authorized program to enable the State and the agencies of North Carolina to respond to requests for public records without disclosing the location of a victim of domestic violence, sexual offense, stalking, or human trafficking; to enable interagency cooperation in providing address confidentiality for victims of domestic violence, sexual offense, stalking, or human trafficking; and to enable the State and its agencies to accept a program participant’s use of an address designated by the Office of the Attorney General as a substitute address.

All participants are given an “Authorization Card” to show as proof they are in the Address Confidentiality Program. An ACP participant may be asked to provide their residential address, however State and local government agencies are required to keep the address out of the public record and use the substitute address when communicating with the applicant.

Here is a link to the authorizing statute https://ncleg.gov/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/ByChapter/Chapter_15C.html. If you have any questions, please contact the Address Confidentiality Program at the Public Protection Section of the Department of Justice via 919-716-PUBLIC PROTECTION #