Delaware bill would help protect victims of domestic violence, assault, stalking

Mar. 31, 2011

Senate Bill 28 would create an Address Confidentiality Program administered by the Department of Justice, which would provide abuse victims with free P.O. Box numbers and keep their address confidential.

It’s the same system used to shield the home address of Delawareans in the state’s criminal witness protection program, Attorney General Beau Biden said…

…The legislation would not initially prevent abusers or stalkers from finding their victim’s addresses through Internet-based companies that sell addresses and information, said Marian Kenville-Moore, director of the victim witness program in the Department of Justice.

But once a person is enrolled in the program, their P.O. Box would start to show up on Internet databases as their address, Kenville-Moore said.

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