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    I want to know if i runnaway and my parents find me how can i protect myself

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    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out to us, we understand it takes great courage. Your parents would be able to make a runaway report for you to the police. What actions the police take once you are filed as a runaway can vary a lot from state to state and even city to city so we cannot predict exactly what would happen in your case. Generally speaking, if you encounter a police officer while reported as a runaway, you will likely be returned home. However, in that case there may be services (family counseling, etc.) available to you as a youth in crisis/runaway but again, police procedures related to offering those services can be different based on your location or the details of your situation. You also have the option of telling police you feel unsafe with your parents or in the home, they would then keep you in the station and contact CPS.
    We hope this helps. If you would like to talk about this in more detail, our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); (click on the chat button).

    Stay safe,
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
    [email protected] (Crisis Email)
    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

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