About This Research

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Inspired by survivors of intimate partner violence and advocates, we wanted to provide updated information on state address confidentiality programs beyond the typical, paywalled academic research. Thanks to support from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers, the lead researcher, Dr. Emily M. Farris (Associate Professor of Political Science at Texas Christian University), and her undergraduate research assistant, Caledonia Strelow, compiled information on state address confidentiality programs through online research into state programs and statues. We would like to thank Dr. Chip Stewart (Texas Christian University) and his class, who helped send public record requests to programs to supplement the publicly available information, and thanks to Dr. Andrew Heiss (Georgia State University), who helped us build an interactive map of state programs.

For inquiries about the content on this website or to update information, please contact tcu.acp.research@gmail.com or e.farris@tcu.edu.

Information provided on the website is for informational purposes only. Please check state websites and statutes for up to date information on programs. Information was collected through an analysis of state websites and statutes and public record requests.

Research Team

The information found on this website was compiled by a small, women-led research team at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

Read more about our research project here.


The Center for American Women and Politics generously provided funding for this project.