Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

16 running away in CT

Collapse
X
  •  
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • ccsmod14
    commented on Guest's reply
    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 and your family are faced with right now in regard to your sister's 17 year old foster child. 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 email 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); www.1800runaway.org (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.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    My Sister have a 17 years old child previously through foster care now guardian. She’s often staying out more so when she’s in and out of new relationships. We reside in CT, she has a lot of trauma, self injuries mental health issues and refuses to be parented as she frequently go awol. No abuse nor neglect at home she just want to be an adult and do as she please. The home is safe in fact a License home. She’s seeking shelter for teens but the program is asking for a parental consent. Her parent doesn’t want to consent and is fine with DCF conducting an investigation. The likelihood of this 17 getting emancipated will not happen. If mom doesn’t concent what will happen? Will runaway be expected the runaway be expected to return home or will sone authority override the parent decision allowing the 17 minor child to reside in the shelter? There’s no velour reason for this child to leave home a shelter doesn’t warrant as a solution. If the child reside in the shelter will the parent still be legally liable / still the parent / guardian?

    Leave a comment:


  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi me and my mom have had so many issues she had choked me before, punched me, threatened to kill me, and pulled out my hair now that time is passing it’s hard to live with her if I ran away would I get in trouble?

    Leave a comment:


  • ccsmod5
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi there,
    Thanks for reaching out, we hope to help as best we can! In most states if you are under the age of 18, then leaving without parental consent would be considered running away. Running away is not a crime and won’t get you arrested, but how police will manage runaways can vary from state to state. They may or may not try to make you go back home.
    When it comes to emancipation, most times the parents have to agree with the decision. I have listed some information below that might be helpful to you about the topic.
    We are not legal experts, but we can help you get a general sense of how emancipation works. Our general understanding is some states offer formal emancipation statutes while others do not unfortunately. Laws vary depending on your location, but in many states a minor can petition the court for emancipation to take responsibility for their own care before they turn 18. Generally speaking, courts are wary about granting emancipation. In most cases, you would have to prove in court that you have an income and can care for yourself financially, and that you are able to live separately from your parents. It also helps to be in good standing at school. The court will also factor in the mental and physical welfare of your parents in order to establish your best interest. Usually your legal guardian would have to agree to this in court. Once you are emancipated, you can legally choose where you live, but you might still find that you cannot sign a lease or build credit until you turn 18. The emancipation process can take several months or up to a year, and may cost money in the form of court fees and other expenses. Usually, the best way to learn about emancipation in your state is to contact a lawyer. You may also find information at your county family court. We can look up legal aid resources that may be able to help you with the process. Please do not hesitate to call or chat if you have questions, need legal resources, or need to talk. We can explore your situation, go over all your options, and come up with a plan and resources to deal with your situation over the phone or on live chat. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon, and wish you the best of luck.

    We hope this helps, if you would like further help please call or chat with us!

    Stay strong,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    If you are 16, are you able to leave without parent consent, then try doing the emancipation process?

    Leave a comment:


  • ccsmod0
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hello,

    You mentioned some things that raise concern for his safety and well-being. If any harm or abuse is happening at his home, you have the right to report it. We are not experts on the issue, but generally once it's been reported, social services will either decide whether or not to take the case and further investigate. If they do take the case, they will send out someone from child protective services to do an investigation (interviewing people in the household) and from there they will decide the level of danger within the household. It generally ranges from no danger (the youth stays in the home, some services are given, and the case is closed), moderate danger (they will provide family services with possible temporary displacement) and high danger (they will remove the youth from the home and offer certain services).

    If you feel like this is an option you want to explore, you may find this website helpful: https://www.childhelp.org/child-abuse/. We can also help you to file a report if that’s the route you are considering.

    While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If he is under 18 and leaves home, his parent/guardian may file him as a runaway and je may be returned home. Also, those he stays 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.

    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).

    Take care,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi I have a question my son brought a friend over he stayed the night so next day I asked when he was going home n they told me he is 15 and ran away from home he told me his mom n step dad put hands on him often n he is tired if being hit what can I do to help him n not get in trouble I already have legal problem with my son but can't throw him out in the cold thanks

    Leave a comment:


  • ccsmod2
    commented on Guest's reply
    Thank you for contacting The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. We are not legal experts but we do have general information on the laws. Because you are a minor and in foster care if you were to leave without permission your legal guardian could file a runaway report, if the police do find you they most likely would bring you home.
    There are more options then leaving that we can help you explore. Please give us a call we are here 24/7. Best of luck!
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    If I'm 16 in foster care in Ct can I leave to my friends if my biological mother agrees and she hasn't custody of me but I'm in care

    Leave a comment:


  • ccsmod0
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hello,
    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. We are not legal experts nor are we affiliated with the police so we can only speak generally about what could happen if a youth leaves home without the consent of a guardian. Leaving home without parental consent (running away) is not a crime, so the police will not arrest you. If you do leave home without permission your guardian does have the right to file a runaway report. Running away is not a crime it is a status offence (something that only a minor can get in trouble for: truancy, buying cigarettes, etc.) this means that if you have any interaction with the police they will simply return you home. On the other hand the people that you are found to be staying with could face legal consequences that vary depending on your state. You can find out more about how runaway’s reports are carried out by contacting your local police department.
    We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. If there is anything that you think we can do to help, please let us know.
    Best wishes,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    could a 17 year old in connecticut be arrested or returned home? and the person is adopted

    Leave a comment:


  • ccsmod5
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi,
    Thank you for reaching out. It sounds like you care a lot about your mentee, which is great. Thank you for trying to advocate for her. Without knowing too much about the situation, we would just encourage you or your mentee to reach out to us by phone at 1-800-786-2929. We can help her locate resources for shelter, file an abuse report if necessary, or help her figure out her options.

    --NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I mentor a 14 year old girl who ran away from home. Is there anything I can do to help her.

    Leave a comment:


  • ccsmod1
    replied
    Hi there,

    Thank you for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. We are not legal experts, but because your boyfriend is 16 and thus a minor, if he leaves home his parents have the right to file him as a runaway and he could be returned home if found. The only ways to leave home without that possibility would be if he got permission to leave or if he was emancipated. He could also report the abuse and that could possibly change the way his runaway report was handled or CPS may choose to remove him from his home. If you want more information about abuse reporting, emancipation, or want to talk through other options with a liner, don'r hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-786-2929 or you could pass our number along to him. We are here 24/7 and can provide things like legal aid numbers or just a listening ear.

    Good luck,

    NRS

    Leave a comment:


  • Guest
    Guest replied
    My boyfriend is 16 and he wants to move out of his abusiva house but doesn’t want his parents to file him as a runaway, is there a way that can prevent them from filling him as a runaway?

    Leave a comment:

Previously entered content was automatically saved. Restore or Discard.
Auto-Saved
x
Insert: Thumbnail Small Medium Large Fullsize Remove  
x
or Allowed Filetypes: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, webp
x
x
Working...
X
😀
🥰
🤢
😎
😡
👍
👎