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    Okay so I'm 17 I'll be 18 in two months my dad is not a great parent he pops pill as well as my step mom and my sister and shes 20!!! But that's not all my dad makes me clean everyone room in the house and also steals money from me to buy his addiction. So if I was to run away to another state could I get caught and if so what would happen if I got caught with me being 17 and will be 18 in two months... Please hurry and reply for I need to know asap thank you!!!

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    Thanks for reaching out to us here at NRS. We can understand your situation might be stressful and often times draining. So we commend your bravery to reach out. Our goal is to help give you some options and resources available to you at the current moment so that you can be aware of them all and can make an educated decision about what your next steps look like.

    Though we are not legal experts, what we can tell you is that because you are 17 you are technically a minor. This means that your father can make a runaway report to the police. From there if the police or your dad know where you are staying, the police can come and take you back home forcibly. However there is a small loophole when it comes to making runaway reports. Because you are so close to being 18 sometimes police won’t file a runaway report if the youth is within 6 months of being 18. So there is a small chance that you might be able to not be reported since you are almost 18. If you do need resources please do not hesitate to give us a call we are 24/7 and confidential.

    Again thank you for seeking us out at NRS. We hope that we have helped answer your questions pertaining to your situation. We know it can take a lot for you to reach out so we appreciate it. Know that if you have more questions or concerns please feel free to call us at (1-800-786-2929) or online through our chat option at ( Best wishes to you and your situation.

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