Confidential Address Program
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
|Nevada Confidential Address Program
PO BOX 2743
Carson City, NV 89702
|Toll Free: 888-432-6189