Confidential Address Program (CAP)


CAP Program Update

"The Confidential Address Program (CAP) is now administered by the Division of Child and Family Services, Department of Health and Human Services. The 79th Nevada Legislative Session (Senate Bill 25) transferred authority of the program from the Attorney General to the Division of Child and Family Services. The Hotline (888) 432-6189 and local number (775) 684-5707 will remain the same as well as the CAP mailing address P.O. Box 2743, Carson City, Nevada, 89702. The fictitious address 303 South Roop Street, Carson City, Nevada, 89701 will also remain the same. However, our new email address, website, and fax number have changed to the following: facsimile: (775) 687-9017; email: ncap@dcfs.nv.gov; website: http://dcfs.nv.gov/Programs/CAP/ConfidentialAddressProgram/."

    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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