Yes. If participants choose not to disclose their actual residential address to a school district or charter school, they must make arrangement with the school to determine if there is an alternate method the school may accept to verify their child's eligibility.
It is important that participants notify caseworkers and/ or social workers that because they are in the program that mail could be delayed by 3 to 4 days. It is recommended that participants stay in contact with caseworkers via phone to ensure that appointments aren't missed.
If the ACP address was provided to the Child Support office, child support checks will be mailed to the participant's ACP post office box. Upon receipt, the program will repackage and mail out the check(s).
The Open Records Division issues a letter ruling that is accessible to the public on the OAG Website. These letter rulings contain no substantive information regarding the identity of ACP participants.
Yes, but the residential address is still needed. Please provide the program with the reason for mail to be sent to the post office box instead of their true residential address. Per the address confidentiality statute, the participant's true residential address is required.
A request for disclosure of a participant's true residential, business, or school address from an entity pursuant to this section must be submitted to the OAG as a Public Information Act request. It is recommended that the requestor submit, along with the Public Information Act request, any supporting documentation, such as the following information:
The name of the agency requesting the disclosure and the statutory exception upon which the agency bases its request;
The name and title of the individual authorized to make the request on behalf of the agency; and
A signed statement by the agency representative affirming that the information submitted is correct.
Advocates can request ACP applications and checklists from the program. Brochures in English and Spanish are available online. Applications and checklists are not provided by the program directly to victims and are not available online.
The Texas Council on Family Violence recommends that family violence shelters not keep copies for the participant's safety. The original checklist should be initialed, signed, and mailed to the ACP. It is recommended that participant keep a copy for their own reference.