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Can I move out at 17 in Louisiana

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  • Can I move out at 17 in Louisiana

    I turn 17 in 2 months and there no way imma be able to last another year with my grandparents all the stuff they be putting me through it’s like a movie. I was so close to leaving thanks to cps and finns but my grandma made me lose all contact to them and wrote a letter to there supervisor. She kicked me out last year in November but told me to come back even though I tried the day before but my grandpa had physically pushed me out the house. I’ve been sleeping on the floor, couch or an air mattress for a year. In the beginning of her taking custody of me she lied and told the judge I would have my own room and she was getting a new house etc. I went through a bad depression phase and started cutting. My family did nothing. My oldest aunt just sat there and watched. I really can’t deal with this another year my mental can’t handle that at all. Also cps had said that she was emotionally and mentally abusing me I didn’t even know that was a thing but after they said that my grandma was about to sign off paperwork and give me up but she changed her mind and threatened them. Anyway I just want to know if I can move out at 17 in Louisiana without dealing with the police.

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    Hi there,
    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. It seems there is a lot that you are faced with right now and you’re feeling like leaving is one of your only options. It seems you want to know some information on runaway laws.
    While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.
    We are here as support to help through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by forum to assist you. If you would like to talk more in detail please call or chat soon.
    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); (click on the chat button).
    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.
    Be safe,
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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