Texas Address Confidintiality Program
WHAT IS THE TEXAS ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM (ACP)?

With increased public access to personal information, there is a rising need for address confidentiality for victims of family violence, stalking and sexual assault. Texas has a new program to help these victims keep there actual addresses confidential. The Texas Address Confidentiality Program (ACP), administered by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), provides a substitute address and mail forwarding service for these victims and members of their household. ACP should be utilized as a portion of an overall safety plan. It is not a witness protection program or a guarantee of safety.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must meet with a local domestic violence shelter, sexual assault center, law enforcement, or prosecution staff member to discuss a safety plan and enroll in the program. To get contact information for local shelters, please access the Texas Council on Family Violence Web site at www.tcfv.org or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-SAFE. To contact local centers please access the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault Web site at www.taasa.org or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at (800) 656-HOPE. Meeting with an advocate is vital to this process and required by law. The OAG will not accept applications submitted directly by victims.

To learn more about the program contact:

 

TEXAS ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM

Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 12199 MC069
Austin, Texas 78711-2199
crimevictims@oag.state.tx.us
(512)936-1750 (888)832-2322