The state House had approved with a series of bills on Tuesday that has been provided by a greater level of confidentiality which has the survivors of the domestic and the sexual violence. Under the proposals of the victims of crimes and their children they would be given with an identification of number and a substitute address for the state to the mail has some items such as driver’s licenses and other state documents. The program that would put Michigan on par with 37 other states that was provide with some form of address which confidentiality for crime victims with bill sponsor Sen.
Many survivors had their heinous crimes
Ruth Johnson who was a Holly Republican had said in a media release that for many survivors of these heinous crimes the escaping from their abusers and that could mean the difference between life and death Johnson said. Under the program this bipartisan package is about to save the lives and giving the survivors to some peace of mind by reducing the risk that they will be threatened or harmed again. Michigan secretary of state would reissue any official state in the ID cards that including with the driver’s licenses with a designated state address so participants residential addresses were protected.
Schools was barred from disclosing the addresses
The state Department of Technology and Management and also the Budget would use a post office box to forward the state documents to the participants which is actual address which would keep as a confidential. Schools were barred from the disclosing of the addresses from the students and along with a parents or guardians of the students if they were in the program. The program that would also protect a participant’s in an address from Freedom of Information about the Act requests. The bills also seek to ensure the victims that crimes can vote. Michigan voter had a registration a record that is open to the public which is includes with the addresses of voters.
The Qualified Voter File
The participants will be let in by using their program ID in the state as the Qualified Voter File in an order of protect that were located from the accessed by their perpetrator. Bill supporters had say that it has 5,000 Michigan residents might end up with the participating in the program. The program that requires with an application that would be sent to the state attorney general’s of the office where the applicants would write a statement of the risk posed by disclosure of their address. No criminal conviction is required to prove a threat.