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Frequently Asked Questions


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How long can I participte in the program?

Initial program participation lasts for four (4) years upon acceptance into the program. However, a participant can remain in the Address Confidentiality Program indefinitely, provided that an updated application form is completed at the expiration of the four-year term.

Who is required to accept the designated address?

All State and local agencies must accept the ACP designated address as the participant's actual residence address. The participant may also use the designated address for all personal first-class mail. The fewer people that know where the victim actually lives, the more effective ACP will be.

Where is the designated address?

The designated address is located in Augusta and is only for the receipt of mail. The designated address for program participants has no relation to their actual address.

Will my mail be delayed?

Mail received at the designated address will be forwarded via first-class mail immediately to the mailing address provided by the participant. Participants may experience a delay when mail is received near weekends or holidays.

Will my actual address be secure?

A program participant's records are maintained as confidential and cannot be released by the ACP manager unless directed by a court of law or by an exemption of the Secretary of State in accordance with the laws and rules governing the program.

What happens if I move or change my name?

The ACP Manager must be notified within 10 days of a change in residential address or name. Failure to do so may result in cancellation from the program.