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Safety Planning and Resources

Whether or not the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) becomes a part of your safety plan, it is extremely important when and if you find yourself in a dangerous situation -- you need to have a safety plan. Here are some resources that will be very helpful to you when creating your personal, safety plan:

If you are in IMMEDIATE danger, please call 911 or contact your police department directly.

Tips for Safety Planning

Personal Safety Planning: Domestic Violence.org
NOTE: This is not meant to substitute coming up with a safety plan with your local victim service provider.

Technology Safety

Myths & Realities (pdf)

Staying Safe: Womens Law.org

Dangerous Situations

These hotline numbers may provide you with confidential assistance nationwide 24 hours a day - 7 days a week:

National Domestic Violence Hotline:  1.800.799.7233
National Sexual Assault Hotline:  1.800.565.HOPE (4673)

Assistance for Safety Planning, Counseling or Relocation

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence:  1.800.799.SAFE (7233)

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape:  1.800.692.7445

Victim Service Providers by Pennsylvania County

A victim service provider who works in a domestic violence, sexual assault or victim service program can help determine if the ACP would be helpful as part of a victim’s overall safety plan. To find a victim service provider in your area, use this county resource list. Or, contact our office at 1.800.563.6399.

If you are a crime victim or think you might be, the Pennsylvania Crime Victims website can assist you in determining your rights as a crime victim.

If your perpetrator has a criminal conviction, these resources may be helpful:

Vinewatch is a nationwide website that assists you with finding a perpetrator's custody status.

If the perpetrator has a criminal conviction that resulted in a Pennsylvania state sentence, please visit the Office of Victim Advocate website.

Megan's Law Database for Registered Sex Offenders in Pennsylvania

Other Links

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Pennsylvania Office of Victim Advocate
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
National Center For Victims of Crime
Amercian Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence
WomensLaw.org - Staying Safe
Identity Changes, Myths and Realities (pdf)

Other State Programs

California ~ Safe at Home Program
Colorado - Address Confidentiality Program
Connecticut ~ Address Confidentiality Program
Florida ~ Address Confidentiality Program
Indiana ~ Address Confidentiality Program
Kansas ~ Safe at Home
Louisiana ~ Address Confidentiality Program
Maine ~ Address Confidentiality Program
Maryland ~ Safe at Home
Massachusetts ~ Address Confidentiality Program
Minnesota ~ Safe at Home
Missouri ~ Safe at Home
Montana ~ Address Confidentiality Program
Nebraska ~ Address Confidentiality Program
Nevada ~ Address Confidentiality Program
New Hampshire ~ Address Confidentiality Program
New Mexico ~ Address Confidentiality Program
North Carolina ~ Address Confidentiality Program
Oklahoma ~ Address Confidentiality Program
Oregon ~ Address Confidentiality Program
Vermont ~ Safe at Home
Virginia ~ Address Confidentiality Program
Washington ~ Address Confidentiality Program
West Virginia ~ Address Confidentiality Program