Rhode Island launches address confidentiality program to protect victims of domestic violence

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island Secretary of State Greg Amore announced Monday the state launched the address confidentiality program to protect victims of domestic violence.

“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,” said Amore in part in a press release.

The secretary of state said they previously offered a similar program just for voting. Now, the program has been expanded to a mail-forwarding services.

Amore said that victims of domestic violence who have moved for safety reasons are eligible. They will receive a unique identification number and a substitute mailing address.

For more information on the program, visit sos.ri.gov.

 

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