No announcement yet.

Information Needed

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Information Needed

    I am in Tucson, AZ.

    What would happen in this situation?

    Father and mother have a conflicted relationship.
    The minor was removed from parents and made a ward of the state.
    The father helped the minor escape and they crossed state lines and were gone for a while.
    The mother did not know this would happen and did not know where they were.
    Later the father and minor show up at the mother's home.
    She lets them stay, and thinks the minor will turn himself in.
    However, time passes and he has not.

    If the mother calls and reports the minor, what consequences may the mother face and are they serious crimes?

  • #2
    RE: Information Needed


    Thanks for contacting the National Runaway Switchboard. That sounds like a tough situation for someone to have to deal with it. If the youth is still a ward of the state and the mother didn't assist youth in running away and is only calling to report the minor's whereabouts, there may be no consequences for the mother. However, this situation does involves some legal issues and since we do not have a legal background it may be best to contact a legal aid organization for possible answers. Laws are constantly changing and vary among states. One of several organizations that provide legal assistance in southern Arizona is called the Children's Law Center, (602) 258-3434. They may be able to answer your questions or refer you to another organization that can. In addition, you can give us a call for other referrals or to discuss any and all concerns you may have.

    Unfortunately we were unable to provide you with a direct answer and we hope the information provided helps. Remember we are available 24 hours 7 days and can also be reached at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). Our hotline is confidential, anonymous, and toll-free.

    Best Wishes
    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)

    Tell us what you think about your experience!


    Previously entered content was automatically saved. Restore or Discard.
    Insert: Thumbnail Small Medium Large Fullsize Remove  
    or Allowed Filetypes: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, webp