I got a call from my 16 year old nephew tonight who was in tears. He told me that his mom had his brother beat him up until he went to his room. He said he was chocked, kicked in the spine, and punched repeatedly in the face. When his dad got him; his mom and brother said he tried to attack his mother. He said that he didn't try to attack his mom and it all started over laundry.
This isn't the first time I've heard stories from him about how he is treated at home. A few years ago, one of my other sisters tried to get involved. She called the state troopers and the department of social services. The investigations did go very far, but nothing happened. My sister was very mad that she was turned into the authorities and cut communication off from everyone but me.
I really want to help him out of the situation. I'd love for him to come stay with me for awhile or until he is 18 if he wished. I just don't know how to go about it without stepping on anyone toes. What I'm afraid of happening; is getting involved and loosing all contact with my nephew. Right now I'm his only outlet.
I looked into how he could be emancipated. It says that he must live separately from his parents. Isn't that considered running away? Is there any law in Alaska against harboring a runaway?
Please help me!
Concerned Aunt in Alaska