If someone is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking and needs to protect their location from their perpetrator the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) may be able to help.
ACP provides a substitute address that can be used when interacting with state and local government agencies. The substitute address serves as the home, work, and school address. Acceptance of the address by government agencies ensures the perpetrator does not use government records to locate their victims. The address can be used for enrolling children in public schools, driver license, social services, child support, court documents, protective orders and much more. Additionally, the ACP can help with confidentiality when applying for public utilities, registering to vote and transfer of school records.
For more information about the ACP program and how to apply, call toll-free at: (866) 227-7784.
To be eligible for ACP, an individual must be:
- A victim (or an adult who resides with a victim) of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking who fears for his or her safety, or someone who resides with such a person and fears for his or her safety
- A resident of Oklahoma who has recently relocated to a place unknown to his or her abuser or is planning to move in the near future.
Applying for Participation
Victims do not apply directly to the Oklahoma Address Confidentiality Program. Application is made in person at one of the designated victim assistance programs located throughout the state. Designated programs are state or local agencies or nonprofit agencies that provide counseling and shelter services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking and have ACP trained staff. A parent or guardian can apply to the program on behalf of a minor or incapacitated person. The application process involves meeting with an application assistant.
An application assistant is a domestic violence and sexual assault advocate who has received ACP training. The application assistant provides the victim with information about the program and determines whether ACP should be a part of the victim’s overall safety plan. In addition, the application assistant assists the victim in completing the application documents and forwards them to the ACP office for processing.
Updating an address in OSIS
If CSS needs to update an address in the computer system to reflect the ACP address, it must be entered as shown below.
More information about the ACP can be found on the Oklahoma Attorney General website.