The New Jersey Address Confidentiality Program was established by the
Address Confidentiality Act which became effective in January 1998.
The goal of the Address Confidentiality Program is to assist victims
of domestic violence who have relocated in their effort to keep batterers
from finding them. The Address Confidentiality Program offers two service
components, a substitute address service and a protected record service.
These services will severely limit a batterer's ability to access information
which could identify the new location of a victim of domestic violence.
Each Address Confidentiality Program participant is assigned a substitute
address. The Address Confidentiality Program substitute address has
no relation to the participant's actual location. Clients who use the
substitute address will have first class mail forwarded to their actual
participants may use their substitute address when creating records
with state and local government agencies. All program participants are
issued an ACP authorization card which must be presented to an agency
when requesting the use of a substitute address.
and local government agencies must accept the Address Confidentiality
Program substitute address. In some cases an agency may be granted a
substitute address use exemption. In order to be considered for an exemption,
an agency must identify a statute or administrative rule which demonstrates
the agency's bona fide requirement and authority for the use of the
actual address of an individual. In addition, the agency must provide
an explanation of how the acceptance of a substitute address will prevent
the agency from meeting its obligations under statute or administrative
Address Confidentiality Program Protected Records program provides confidentiality
for state and local government records. Address Confidentiality Program
participants must specifically request ACP Protected Records services.
ACP program participants who request this service will receive security
records handling from state and local government agencies.
for ACP Participation
New Jersey Address Confidentiality Program provides these services for
residents of New Jersey. An applicant must be a victim of domestic violence
who has relocated to an address unknown to the batterer. Applicants
must be at least 18 minors old, an emancipated minor, a parent or guardian
acting on behalf of a minor or a guardian acting on behalf of an anticipated
victim assistance programs will work with victims of domestic violence
to complete applications and forward them to the Address Confidentiality
Office. The Address Confidentiality Program will review the application
and issue an ACP authorization card.
more information, please contact the
Address Confidentiality Program at 1-877-218-9133.