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    Guest started a topic What are the consequences of a 15 year old running away

    What are the consequences of a 15 year old running away

    I’m 15 and I’ve been planning for a while on running away for a while. (Idk how long). I think I’m going to go through with my plan even though I don’t have a place to stay. Since I don’t have a place to stay and I’m nit going to inform anyone, what charges will be put on me when I come back or if I’m found. I’m just hoping jail isn’t an option, but if it is I would like to know before I start on my “adventure”.

  • ccsmod6
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    Thank you for contacting the National Runaway Safeline. It may be difficult for you to hide from the police if they already know that you have run away to your boyfriend before and they know where he lives. Other than that, it is a little hard for us to advise you on your situation without more information. If you want to talk in greater depth about what is going on, we may be able to figure out some other options that you might have. If you are interested, please reach out to us on our confidential 24/7 hotline 1-800-786-2929 or on chat at 1800runaway.org.

    Take care,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hi I'm 15 and my bf is like 20 he stay like 5 hours away I want him to come pick me up again this is the second time he would have how do I hide from the police?

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  • ccsmod5
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    Thank you for contacting the National Runaway Safeline. It’s very kind of you to open your home to someone in need. However, we totally understand your concern about not wanting to get into trouble. It is true that harboring a runaway can be a crime. A good option would be to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY or to have the youth call us. That way we could help her find a safe and legal place for her to stay. Another option would be to bring her to a shelter yourself. We really appreciate you reaching out and looking forward to hearing from you.
    Last edited by ccsmod5; 02-15-2019, 06:24 PM.

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    I'm a parent of 3 kids and they have a friend that I know little about but needed a place to stay so I said ok just til he found another place. Then last night his girlfriend from another town came to see him and stayed the night and as the new day came around and time went by I'm now learning that the girl is 15 and is a possible runaway. On top of that the boy I allowed to stay is 19. What do I do or who do I need to call about this?????
    PLEASE HELP IM REALLY UPSET AND STEESSST AND WAS ONLY TRUING TO BE NICE BUT I DONT WANT TO GET INTO ANY TROUBLE OR CAUSE ANY PROBLEMS BUT I WAS UNNAWARE OF ANY OF WHAT HAS COME TO SURFACE ABOUT EITHER KID.

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  • ccsmod6
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    Hi, thank you for reaching out to us. It sounds like things are hard for you and your brother at home with your mom not taking responsibility for you. There are always consequences to running away which is why we try to help keep youth safe and off the streets.
    There are matters of custody to consider, so talking with your dad about what’s been happening would be a good step. Also talking to another trusted adult, maybe someone at school, would let them file a report to the State that you live in to investigate. You can also visit https://www.nationalsafeplace.org/ to either text for immediate help or find a place away from your home to have a youth worker meet with you and talk things over.
    You can always reach us at our hotline 1-800-RUNAWAY to talk over your options. You can also reach us via live chat through the website 1800runaway.org Call us anytime.

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    I'm 15 in Texas and I want to runaway with my brother to live with my dad because my mom isn't capable of taking responsibility for us

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  • ccsmod4
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    Reply: Can u go to the clinic...

    Hello,
    Thank you for writing to us here at the National Runaway Safeline.

    We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. There may be outreach services with a drop in clinic in your area. We are not able to give you specifics on the policies to be seen but you are welcome to contact NRS to look for local services.

    We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance. If you would like to talk more in detail and explore services, 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 or seek emergency assistance immediately.
    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Take care,
    NRS


    We hope this response was helpful! We’d love to hear from you about your experience using our crisis email/forum. Your feedback plays an important role in helping us improve our services to youth and families. Please click the link to fill out our survey: Your Opinion Matters to Us

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    Can u go to the clinic if your a runaway and what could happen

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  • ccsmod4
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    Reply: If ur 15 n they sent the police looking for u...

    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS).

    While we are not experts on the law, someone under 18 that leaves home, the parent/guardian may file them as a runaway and they may be returned home.
    The runaway report will stay active until you turn 18 or you have been recovered and returned home. Also, those that a reported runaway stays with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. Anyone found to be assisting or aiding someone to run away may also find themselves at risk legally. For more specifics on the law, you might consider contacting the local non-emergency number for the police. You might also look for a legal aid center in the area. They may be able to answer any legal questions on the subject.


    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.

    Be safe,
    NRS

    We hope this response was helpful! We’d love to hear from you about your experience using our crisis email/forum. Your feedback plays an important role in helping us improve our services to youth and families. Please click the link to fill out our survey: Your Opinion Matters to Us

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    Guest replied
    If ur 15 n they sent the police looking for u how many days or years will they be searching?

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  • ccsmod1
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    Hey there,

    Thanks so much for contacting us, it takes a lot of courage to reach out and share your story. It must be really hard to live in a home with so much tension and where you feel like you aren’t allowed to be yourself.

    It’s great to hear that your aunts support you. If you do opt to leave your home your parents can file a runaway report, which is essentially a missing person report. Running away is a status offense; this means that it isn’t illegal, but it’s something you can’t do while still a minor. If you go to stay at your friend’s house without prior permission from your parents, they (or whoever is the legal adult in the home) could be charged with harboring a runaway, which is a misdemeanor. Penalties for harboring a runaway vary from state to state, police officer to officer, and how your parents view the situation.

    We want you to know that you are strong for having gone through so much already. It is perfectly okay to deviate from what others or the common population believe to be “normal”. Your bravery and resilience is so admirable. You are so strong for having gone through so much without having the acceptance that you do deserve for just being you. Remember that you are not alone. The LGBT National Hotline could be a resource that can be a source of great support. The hotline is run by those that are familiar with the issues and experiences of those that are also a part of the LGBTQ community. You can reach them by calling 1-8888-843-4564 or you can check out their website at gltbhotline.org.

    If you’d like to go over what’s going on in depth, or if you’d like to explore other options that you may have available to you, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. You can also chat us by clicking on the “CHAT” button on top of our homepage. We’re open 24/7 and here to listen and support you in any way we can.

    All the best,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    I am 15 and want to run away for a short while to my friends house. I am bisexual and my parents are very against it, I feel scared for what may happen if they find out. Will my friend get in trouble if i run away?

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  • ccsmod7
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    Hello there, thanks for reaching out today.

    Sounds like your dad really hurt you, and it's understandable that you are wanting to live with your mom. No one deserves to be treated like that. That has to be frustrating that police did not intervene after they knew you were harmed. Here at NRS, we truly want to be a support for you during this difficult time.

    It seems like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at your dad's right now and you mentioned being harmed. We’re sorry you’re going through this. You have the right to report any mistreatment to CPS. Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453 www.childhelp.org is an organization that helps protect minors from being harmed. It may also be a good place to explore options for staying with another family member or transferring custody to your mom.

    Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. You are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.

    If you would like to talk more in detail please chat soon through our website www.1800runaway.org if you are unable to call in at 1-800-RUNAWAY. We unfortunately cannot give advice as we are non-directive. You know your situation best.

    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Be safe,

    NRS

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    Guest replied
    im 14 an i live with my daddy an he mistreats me i was on the phone with my mother an he came in the room an grabbed my jacket an slung me into the wall my mama came to get me an he wouldnt let me go he called the police an they said that they cant make that kind of chose so im trying to see can i leave from school and go with my mama

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