WVC 48 - 28A - 101
The Legislature finds that persons attempting to escape from
actual or threatened domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking
frequently find it necessary to establish a new address in order to
prevent their assailants or probable assailants from finding them.
The purpose of this article is to enable state and local agencies
to respond to requests for public records without disclosing the
location of a victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or
stalking; to enable interagency cooperation with the Secretary of
State in providing address confidentiality for victims of domestic
abuse, sexual assault, or stalking; and to enable state and local
agencies to accept an address designated by the Secretary of State
by a program participant as a substitute for a residential or
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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