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Contact Information

Gina Hinds
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Child and Family Services
Confidential Address Program
4126 Technology Way, 3rd Floor
Carson City, NV 89706
Tel: 775-684-5707
Fax: 775-687-9017
Email:  nvcap@dcfs.nv.gov
www.dhhs.nv.gov / www.dcfs.nv.gov

    Are you a victim of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault?

    Are you afraid of being found by your abuser?

    The program works by granting participants the use of a fictitious mailing address. When victims enter into business relationships with state and local agencies, the use of the fictitious address both maintains the victims' confidentiality and relieves those agencies of the difficult and costly responsibilities of maintaining confidential records. The program greatly reduces the risk of being tracked by public records. Another benefit of this program is confidential voter registration records. Pursuant to NRS (Nevada Revised Statutes) 217.464, qualified electors who become participants in the Confidential Address Program may register to vote and vote by absent ballot without revealing the physical address of the participant. Additionally, participants in the Confidential Address Program are exempt from Jury Duty.

    The Confidential Address Program (CAP) was established during the 1997 Legislative session in Senate Bill 155 authored by Senator Mark James. The program accepted its first participant in 1998. Nevada was the second state in the nation to provide this tool to the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The program was modeled after the State of Washington's Address Confidentiality Program that was established in 1991.

    Effective July 1, 2015, Senate Bill 60 of the 2015 Legislative session transferred the administration of the CAP program to the Office of the Attorney General. For additional program information or to discuss how to apply, please contact:

    Nevada Confidential Address Program
    PO BOX 2743
    Carson City, NV 89702
    Toll Free: 888-432-6189
    Local: 775-684-5707
    FAX:  775-684-9017
    EMAIL: nvcap@ag.nv.gov

     

     

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