Jason S. Miyares
Attorney General of Virginia

Domestic Violence - Address Confidentiality

The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) is a confidential mail-forwarding service for victims of domestic violence, stalking, sexual violence, and/or human trafficking who have recently relocated to a location unknown to their abuser or stalker. The goal of the ACP is to help participants keep their new address confidential.

The ACP provides cost-free mail forwarding service. Program participants are authorized to use a "substitute" mailing address in lieu of a home address.

The actual address of a program participant is confidential and available only to those employees involved in the operation of the Address Confidentiality Program and to law-enforcement officers for law-enforcement purposes.

The ACP is not retroactive and cannot provide absolute protection. The ACP is only one piece of a victim's overall safety plan. Each ACP participant should seek counseling through a crisis center and shelter services to develop an overall safety plan.

For an application, please contact your local domestic or sexual violence program or victim witness assistance program. If you need assistance finding your local program, please contact the Statewide Sexual and Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-838-8238 for assistance.

For more information about the program or questions regarding ACP, please contact the Office of the Attorney General at 804-786-2071 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..