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    I wanted to know if a 17 year old who turns 18 in 3 months is able to leave their home if they don't feel safe and have a stable job, safe place to stay and are also doing good with school?
    The person who needs help called Simi valley's non emergency hotline and they said no is there anyway the person who needs help can contact the sheriff and show proof they are able to live on their own?

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    RE: want to leave home don't feel safe!!!

    Thank you for reaching out to us. We aren’t legal experts here but we can speak generally. Typically since she is a minor her guardian can file a runaway report, in which case she could be returned to them. Police do sometimes respond differently the closer the youth is to being 18. That is something you may want to ask the police department (how they would respond to a runaway report of a 17 year old who is almost 18.) If she feels unsafe for any reason; that is something she can make a report about. If you need to speak further you can feel free to contact us directly at 1-800-RUNAWAY. We hope to hear from you soon. Good luck.
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