State AG launches Address Confidentiality Program

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel last week released a video announcing the official launch of the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP).

The ACP was created to provide certain protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, or those who fear that disclosure of their physical address will increase the risk of harm.

“For anyone who is at an increased risk of physical harm or threats — including the victims of stalking, domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking — the fear of being found by their perpetrator can be overwhelming,” said Nessel. “The Address Confidentiality Program is an important component of a survivor’s overall safety plan, which can help victims of violent crimes, and individuals at risk of being threatened or physically harmed, keep their address confidential.”

ACP is a statewide confidentiality program administered by the Michigan Department of Attorney General. ACP operates to shield a program participant’s actual physical address by providing an official designated/substitute address, free mail forwarding service, and a guidebook that outlines how to vote, how to change their address, information on schools and bussing, what to do when contacting the police or emergency services, and much more.

Anyone who is a victim of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, stalking, or anyone at risk of being threatened or physically harmed if their address is revealed is potentially eligible to participate. Qualified applicants must:

• Be moving or planning to move as pre-existing addresses may already be compromised.
• Be at least 18 years old or an emancipated minor.
• Be a parent or guardian acting on behalf of a minor or ward.

Victim advocates across the state have been trained and will work with interested parties on registration.   

To learn more about the ACP Program, residents can visit, or call the ACP Team at 313-456-0190.


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