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340:75-1-30. Address Confidentiality Program

Issued 7-1-13

     The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) provides services to Oklahoma residents who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  The goal of ACP is to help victims keep his or her location confidential by providing the victim with a substitute address and a mail forwarding service for use when interacting with state and local agencies.    Section 60.14 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes governs ACP.  • 1


Revised 7-1-13

1.  Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) protocol.When a participant provides the child welfare (CW) specialist with an ACP authorization card, the CW specialist:

(1) makes a photocopy of the ACP authorization card and files the copy in the CW paper case record;

(2) enters the ACP code and substitute address, PO Box 60189, Oklahoma City, OK 73146-0189, for the participant into KIDS Client/Demo/Address screen and deletes the participant's actual finding address, if the finding address was previously entered;

(3) creates a separate paper case record for documents that contain the participant's actual finding address and keeps the paper case record in a locked file cabinet in the CW supervisor's office.

(A) When the participant declines to provide a finding address, the CW specialist and participant determine an alternate meeting location for the monthly, face-to-face contact.

(B) When a need exists to evaluate the participant's residence for safety issues and the actual location of the participant's home is unknown, the ACP allows state and local agencies to petition the Attorney General for the participant's actual address when there is a bona fide statutory or administrative requirement for the use of the address, or pursuant to a court order.

(i) The CW specialist immediately consults with the CW supervisor and district director regarding the ACP participant.

(ii) The district director contacts, when needed, the Child Protective Services (CPS) or Permanency Planning programs manager for consultation on related issues and actions necessary to obtain the actual address;

(4) updates the KIDS Client/Demo/Characteristics screen by selecting the Sensitive Information on File checkbox to notify CW personnel involved in the maintenance of the separate paper case record;

(5) sends all correspondence for the participant to the ACP substitute address; and

(6) does not include the participant's actual location in any report sent to the district attorney or court.The CW specialist does not disclose a participant's actual address unless disclosure is permitted by law.

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