Charleston, W.Va. – The Office of West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant will offer Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) Application Assistant training next week.
The training will be offered in person at the Secretary of State’s Office at the State Capitol and live online on the website www.wvsos.com.
The free training will be held on Wednesday, March 28 at 9:00AM. Another session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10 at 9:30.
The Address Confidentiality Program offers a way for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to regain control of their lives by providing a secure mailing address. Recently, the Secretary of State’s Office supported legislation that allows participants of the ACP to receive an absentee ballot.
This specialized training is required for those interested in becoming Application Assistants, which help victims sign up for the ACP.
Application Assistants must be employees of nonprofit, state, or local agencies that provide counseling, referral, shelter, or other specialized services to victims.
Those wishing to attend the training can request an application from the Secretary of State’s Office by calling (304) 558-6000. The application must also be signed by the applicant’s supervisor, and an initialed statement of understanding must also be received by the Secretary of State’s Office.
Once training is complete, the participants will be registered as application assistants with the Address Confidentiality Program, which will allow them to refer potential participants to the ACP and file an application on their behalf as part of the victim’s overall safety plan.