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Confidential Address Program

Are you a victim of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault?

Are you afraid of being found by your abuser?


The program works by granting participants the use of a fictitious mailing address. When victims enter into business relationships with state and local agencies, the use of the fictitious address both maintains the victims' confidentiality and relieves those agencies of the difficult and costly responsibilities of maintaining confidential records. The program greatly reduces the risk of being tracked by public records. Another benefit of this program is confidential voter registration records. Pursuant to NRS (Nevada Revised Statutes) 217.464, qualified electors who become participants in the Confidential Address Program may register to vote and vote by absent ballot without revealing the physical address of the participant. Additionally, participants in the Confidential Address Program are exempt from Jury Duty.    

The Confidential Address Program (CAP) was established during the 1997 Legislative session in Senate Bill 155 authored by Senator Mark James. The program accepted its first participant in 1998. Nevada was the second state in the nation to provide this tool to the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The program was modeled after the State of Washington's Address Confidentiality Program that was established in 1991.

Presently there are over 870 participants in CAP, who are using the benefits in the program to further secure the lives they are living outside of the environment they fled.

Nevada Confidential Address Program
PO BOX 2743
Carson City, NV 89702

Toll Free: 888-432-6189
Local: 775-684-5707
FAX: 775-684-5718
EMAIL: nvcap@sosmail.state.nv.us

 

Last updated: 12/2/2009 8:56:31 AM