A new program designed to protect the home addresses of domestic violence programs by forwarding their mail in Rhode Island is officially available. Through legislation passed in 2022, participants can receive a unique ID number and the Address Confidentiality Program Post Office Box address, which can be used as a substitute address.
"I am proud to launch the Address Confidentiality Program and offer these critical supports to the members of our community who have survived domestic violence and other crimes," said Secretary of State Gregg M. Amore. "This program will help protect survivors' personal information and enable them to continue to participate in civic life and other essential business. I encourage all eligible individuals who are interested in the program to apply."
"This program will make safe participation in public life possible for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other abuse, supporting these survivors as they build their futures," said Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dawn Euer of Jamestown. "I am proud to have sponsored this legislation, and I thank the Secretary of State's office for their partnership in implementing this program."
Program participants will receive a unique identification number and the Address Confidentiality Program Post Office Box address, which can be used as the participant's substitute address.
All first-class, registered, and certified mail received through the Post Office Box on the participant's behalf will be forwarded to the participant by the Rhode Island Department of State.
For more information, visit SOS.ri.gov.
(Photo Credit: RI Secretary of the State's Office)