Confidential Address Protection Programs

Confidential Address Protection Programs

Provider: CALIFORNIA STATE SECRETARY OF STATE - SAFE AT HOME PROGRAM

The Safe at Home Confidential Address Program is a mail-forwarding program for victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, reproductive health care workers, stalking and sexual assault administered by the California Secretary of State's office.

The Safe at Home Confidential Address Program, sometimes called the CAP program allows an adult or the adult guardian of a minor or incapacitated person to designate the Secretary of State's office as his or her agent for service of process and mail forwarding. The Secretary of State's office accepts and forwards first-class and certified mail and legal documents to the participant's new assigned confidential address. State and local government agencies are required to accept the Safe at Home address shown on the identification card; however, private businesses and the federal government are not. The program cannot forward magazines or advertising. Participants may remain in the program for a period of four years; after that time the participant may re-apply, if needed. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call or visit the office's website for more information. Call the Safe at Home toll-free number for a referral to a participating enrolling agency. Intake for the program is done through Safe at Home enrolling agencies, which include community organizations, domestic violence shelters and District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Centers. Documentation is required. Applicants must be a survivor of domestic violence, human trafficking, stalking, sexual assault or a reproductive healthcare employee, patient or volunteer. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees for California residents who qualify as participants.
Application Procedure
Languages
Spanish
Service Condition Fee

Free

Free
Documentation Required

Court Paperwork

Documentation

Service/Intake

(877) 322-5227 (Safe at Home)

TDD

(916) 651-1304
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