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  • Can I move away if I'm 17?

    I'm 17 years old

    I live with both my parents, and my brothers which are older than 18. Everyone here treats me like crap and I've been getting depressed by how they treat me. They snap and yell at me all the time, dont pay attention to me, and they also say anytime I talk I'm snapping even when I'm not. They all do this. It's getting worse, and I've had issue already with one of my brothers and I dont feel safe here. I am graduated, have a job, and even have friends that are willing to help me. Is it okay to move out?
    Last edited by ccsmod4; 09-21-2018, 05:57 AM.

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    Reply: Can I move away if I'm 17?

    Thanks for contacting 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.
    Just so that you know we are not legal experts and only can provide some general legal information..

    Someone under 18 that leaves home, the parent/guardian may file them as a runaway and they may be 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.

    If you would like to talk more in detail 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 are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage them to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.
    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); (click on the chat button).

    Take care,

    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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