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Domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault survivors often enroll in the Safe at Home program while in the process of filing a restraining order or in anticipation of participation in court hearings. Survivors enroll to protect their confidential address on court documents that may be served to the other party in the case. Survivors may also enroll in the program to become eligible to petition for a Confidential Name Change for themselves and/or their children. The Secretary of State's office greatly appreciates the continued cooperation, sensitivity to victim needs, and ongoing information exchange our office has with California's Superior and Family Courts.


Accepting the Designated Safe at Home Mailing Address (per Government Codes §6207 and 6215.5)

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Confidential Address Release (per Government Code §6208)

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Confidential Name Change Process

How the confidential name change process works:

Children's Name Changes

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Custody and Visitation

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Mailing to Safe at Home Participants

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Protecting Participant Information in Court (per Government Code §6207)

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Reasons for Termination: (per Government Code 6206.7)

 

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Verifying Enrollment

It is recommended that court officials contact the Safe at Home program to verify enrollment at (916) 653-1769 or toll-free at (877) 322-5227.

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