SOTS: Address Confidentiality Program

Address Confidentiality Program

 
 
 
{Adress Confidentiality Program Safe at Home logo}
 
 
 
The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) provides services to victims of crime. The ACP became effective on January 1, 2004. Program participants are residents of the State of  Connecticut who have recently relocated and whose new location is unknown to the abuser and undocumented in government records. The goal of the Address Confidentiality Program is to help crime victims (family violence, sexual assault, injury or risk of injury to a minor, or stalking) keep their new address confidential.
The ACP offers its participants two services each of which helps keep the victimís new location secret. One part is the participantís use of an ACP substitute mailing address. The ACP provides cost-free mail forwarding services. The Office of the Secretary of the State serves as each program participantís legal agent for service of process and receipt of first class mail. The second part of the program prevents public access to a participantís actual address on government records including voter registry lists and keeps marriage records confidential.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The ACP assigns each program participant a substitute address. The substitute address has no relation to a participantís actual location. The ACP address is a post office box and fictitious street address in Hartford, Connecticut. All ACP participants use the same address. The program assigns each participant a certification code to help differentiate their mail. A program participantís mail must include the corresponding certification code. Then the program forwards 1st class mail to each participantís actual residential address.
 
The Secretary of the State issues certification cards to each program participant. The certification card includes the program participantís name and signature, a certification code, the program address and the certification expiration date. When a program participant presents his/her certification card, public agencies (state and municipal) must accept the ACP substitute address as though it is a personís actual residential address.
 
Program participants choose when to use the substitute address. They decide if and when they reveal their actual address to a government employee. When an ACP participant chooses to reveal his/her actual
address, the public agency is not legally obligated to keep that information confidential. In unusual situations, an agency may petition the Office of the Secretary of the State for an exemption to the ACP laws. If the Office of the Secretary of the State grants the agency an ACP exemption, program participants involved with that agency may have to reveal their actual location. Prior to granting an exemption, the Secretary of the State shall notify the program participant of the exemption, including the name of the agency and the reason(s) for the exemption. The Secretary of the State may not make any records in a program participantís file, other than the program address, available for inspection or copying except: (1) when a written request is made by the head of a law enforcement agency or the State Elections Enforcement Commission; (2) when directed by court order to release the information; and (3) when the program participantís certification has been cancelled. The Secretary of the State will, however respond to written requests to verify if a person is or is not a current program participant.
 
 
 
An ACP participant, may present their certification card and request that their marriage records be kept confidential; their street and house number not be listed on a voter registry list; or that an agency use their program address in lieu of their confidential address. Marriage records and voter addresses will be kept confidential and will not be made available for inspection or copying except when: requested by a law enforcement agency; directed by court order; or notified by the Secretary of the State that the program participantís certification has been cancelled. Agencies will accept and use the program address as the program participantís residential, work or school address, in lieu of the participantís confidential address, unless the agency receives an exemption from the Secretary of the State.
 
 
 
 
The Address Confidentiality Program provides substitute address services to residents of Connecticut. An applicant must be a victim of family violence, injury or risk of injury to a child, sexual assault or stalking, who has permanently and confidentially moved away from their abuser. Men, women and children can participate in the program. Participants complete applications through a community based domestic violence or sexual assault crisis program. These programs are located throughout the state. The application process involves meeting with an application assistant and receiving orientation information about the program. Application Assistants send the completed applications to the ACP office. The ACP office reviews the applications then assigns the ACP substitute address, certification code and creates an ACP Certification Card.
 
 
 
 
 
The following locations serve multiple areas:
 

CONNECTICUT SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS SERVICES (CONNSACS)

96 Pitkin Street

East Hartford, CT 06108

Phone: 860-282-9881          Fax: 860-291-9335

 
 

CONNSACS Member Programs

 

Bridgeport

Center for Women and Families

E. Fairfield County Inc. Rape Crisis Services

753 Fairfield Ave

Bridgeport, CT 06604

Office #: 203-334-6154

Fax #: 203-579-8882

Hotline #: 203-333-2233
24 hrs: 203-384-9559

Email: CWFServices@cwfefc.org

Serving:Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull
 
Danbury
Womenís Center
Womenís Center of Greater Danbury Sexual Assault Crisis Services
2 West Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Office #: 203-731-5200
Fax #: 203-731-5207
Hotline #: 203-731-5206 
203-731-5204
Email: womens.cntr@snet.net

Serving: Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sandy Hook, Sherman, West Redding


Hartford

YWCA of New Britain

Hartford Sexual Assault Crisis Services
175 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Office #: 860-241-9217

Fax #: 860-547-0775

Hotline #: 860-547-1022

Serving: Andover, Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, Broad Brook, Canton, Collinsville, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartland, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough,

Newington, North Canton, North Granby, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Glastonbury, South Windsor, Stafford, Stafford Springs, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, Weatogue, West Granby, West Hartford, West Hartland, West Simsbury, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks


Middletown/Meriden/New Haven

Women & Families Center

169 Colony Street

Meriden, CT 06451

Office #: 203-235-9297

Fax#: 203-237-7571

Hotline #: 888-999-5545
888-568-8332

www.womenfamilies.com

100 Riverview Center, Suite 274

Middletown, CT 06457

Office #: 860-344-1474

Fax #: 860-346-5705

Hotline#: 203-389-9700

1440 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515
 
 
Office #: 203-389-5010

Fax #: 203-389-5595

Hotline#: 203-389-9700

Serving: Bethany, Branford, Centerbrook, Cheshire, Chester, Clinton, Cobalt, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Haven, Essex, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Higganum, Ivoryton, Killingworth, Madison, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Moodus, New Haven, Niantic, North Branford,  North Haven, Old Saybrook, Portland, Rockfall, Stony Creek, Wallingford, Westbrook, Yalesville, Woodbridge

Milford

Rape Crisis Center of Milford

70 West River Street

Milford, CT 06460

Office #: 203-874-8712

Fax #: 203-878-6450

Hotline #: 203-878-1212

Serving: Ansonia, Derby, Milford, Orange, Seymour, Shelton, West Haven
 

New Britain

YWCA of New Britain

New Britain Sexual Assault Crisis Services

22 Glen Street

P.O Box 2545

New Britain, CT 06050-2545

Office #: 860-225-4681

Fax #: 860-225-7443

Hotline #: 860-223-1787

Email: nbsacs@snet.net

Serving: Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, Milldale, Plantsville, Terryville, Unionville

 
Stamford
Domestic Violence Crises Center
777 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06901
Office #: 203-588-9100
Fax #:  203-588-9101
Hotline #: 203-588-9096
Email: info@thecenter-ct.org
Website: www.sacec-ct.org

Serving: Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton


Torrington

Susan B. Anthony Project, Inc.

P.O. Box 846

Torrington, CT 06790
Mailing Address: 179 Water Street
Torrington, CT 06790

Office #: 860-489-3798

Fax #: 860-482-6268

Hotline #: 860-482-7133

Serving: Barkhamstead, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Falls Village, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Lakeville, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, New Preston, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, South Kent, Torrington, Washington, Washington Depot, Warren, West Cornwall, Winchester, Winchester Center, Winsted

Waterbury

Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury

29 Central Ave.

P.O. Box 1503

Waterbury, CT 06721

Office #: 203-753-3613

Fax #: 203-574-3306

Hotline #: 203-753-3613

Serving: Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oakville, Oxford, Prospect, South Britain, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury

 

Willimantic & New London

Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern Connecticut

P.O. Box 24

90 South Park Street

Willimantic, CT 06226

Office #: 860-456-3595 and 860-423-7673

Fax #: 860-423-4461

Hotline #: 860-456-2789

Email: weconect@snet.net
78 Howard St, 2nd floor

New London, CT  06320

Office #: 860-442-0604

Hotline #: 860-437-7766

Serving: Ashford, Ballouville, Bozrah, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, Danielson, Dayville, East Lyme, Eastford, Franklin, Gales Ferry, Griswold, Grosvenor Dale, Groton, Jewett City, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Mansfield Center, Mansfield, Mashantucket, Montville, Moosup, Mystic, New London, Niantic, Noank, North Franklin, North Grosvenor Dale, North Stonington, Norwich, Oakdale, Old Lyme, Old Mystic, Pawcatuck, Plainfield, Pomfret Center, Pomfret, Preston, Putnam, Salem, Scotland, South Woodstock, Sprague, Sterling, Stonington, Storrs, Taftville, Thompson, Uncasville, Union, Voluntown, Waterford, Wauregan, West Mystic, Willington, Windham,  Woodstock, Woodstock Valley

 
 
 

CONNECTICUT COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

912 Silas Deane Hwy. Lower Level, Wethersfield, CT. 06109

Web: www.ctcadv.org; Tel., (860) 282-7899

24 Hour Statewide Toll-Free Hotline 1-888-774-2900

(the Hotline will connect you with the Domestic Violence program nearest you)

 

MEMBER PROGRAMS 

 

Ansonia

Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services

158 Main Street, Ansonia, CT. 06401

Tel., (203) 736 2601; Fax: (203) 736-2910

Hotline: (203) 736-9944

 

Bridgeport

The Center for Women & Families

of Eastern Fairfield County Inc.

753 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT. 06604

Tel., (203) 334-6154; Fax: (203) 579-8882

Hotline: (203) 384-9559

 

Danbury

Womenís Center of Greater Danbury

2 West Street, Danbury, CT. 06810

Tel., (203) 731-5200; Fax (203) 731-5207

Hotline: (203) 731-5206


 
Dayville

Domestic Violence Program United Services

P.O. Box 839, Dayville, CT. 06241

Tel., (860) 774-7243; Fax: (860) 779-1694

Hotline: (860) 774-8648


 
Enfield

Network Against Domestic Abuse

139 Hazard Ave., Bldg. #3-9

Enfield, CT. 06082-4583

Tel., (860) 763-7430; Fax: (860) 763-7436

Hotline: (860) 763-4542

Greenwich
Domestic Abuse Service
Greenwich YMCA
259 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT. 06830
Tel., (203) 869-6501 ext. 171; Fax (203) 618-9464
Hotline: (203) 622-0003

Hartford
Interval House
P.O. Box 340207, Hartford, CT. 06134-0207
Tel., (860) 246-9149; Fax: (860) 247-2042
Hotline: (860) 527-0550

Meriden

Meriden-Wallingford Chrysalis

14 West Street, Meriden, CT. 06451

Tel., (203) 630-1638; Fax (203) 237-1097

Hotline: (203) 238-1501


 
Middletown

New Horizons

P.O. Box 1036, Middletown, CT 06457-1036

Tel., (860) 344-9599; Fax (860) 347-6659

Hotline: (860) 347-3044


 
New Britain

Prudence Crandall Center for Women

P.O. Box 895, New Britain, CT 06050-0895

Tel., (860) 225-5187; Fax (860) 826-4994

Hotline: (860) 225-6357


 
North Haven

Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services

127 Washington Ave. East Building 2nd Flr. North Haven, CT. 06473

Tel., (203) 736-2601; Fax (203) 562-9450

Hotline: (203) 789-8104

 

New London

Safe Futures

16 Jay Street, New London, CT. 06320-5910

Tel., (860) 447-0366; Fax: (860) 440-3327

Hotline: (860) 701-6000


Norwalk

Domestic Violence Crisis Center

16 River Street 1st Flr, Norwalk, CT.06850

Tel., (203) 853-0418; Fax: (203) 852-6729

Hotline: (203) 852-1980


 
Sharon

Womenís Support Services

158 Gay Street, P.O. Box 341, Sharon, CT. 06069

Tel., (860) 364-1080; Fax: (860) 364-5767

Hotline: (860) 364-1900


Stamford

Domestic Violence Crisis Center

777 Summer Street, Str. 400, Stamford, CT. 06901

Tel., (203) 588-9100; Fax: (203) 588-9101

Hotline: (203) 588-9096

 

Torrington

Susan B. Anthony Project

179 Water Street, Torrington, CT. 06790

Tel., (860) 489-3798; Fax: (860) 482-6268

Hotline: (860) 482-7133


 
Waterbury

Safe Haven Greater Waterbury

P.O. Box 1503, Waterbury, CT. 06721-1503

Tel., (203) 575-0388; Fax: (203) 574-3306

Hotline: (203) 575-0036


Willimantic

Domestic Violence Program United Services

132 Mansfield Avenue, Willimantic, CT. 06226

Tel., (860) 456-9275; Fax: (860) 450-7262

Hotline: (860) 456-9476





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