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Can I run away and get a job at 16 (17 in 2 months)?

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  • Can I run away and get a job at 16 (17 in 2 months)?

    I have no parents or family and am staying at a non profit organization in Nevada. Im being out on probation but haven’t been assigned my officer yet. They’re not placing me in a home because of my record, and the group home I’m in has violated their rights multiple times so I ran away & they’re claiming to press charges on me for property damages (I think may be a broken window?) but they’re extremely corrupt and mistreat me and nobody has listened to me about how unhealthy it is. I only want to get a job & be independent, can I do this if o run away to another county? Is there a way for me to just do this and they can transfer my probation officer? I’m a male and I’ve kept my head down and everything but the staff try to provoke me at the group home & have told my case worker I’m doing awful things that I’m NOT doing and because of this she declined someone request for custody of me.

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    Hi there,

    We're sorry to hear you are going through a rough time right now and have had accusations against you that are not true. It sounds like a rather complicated situation, but the best advice we could probably give would be for either you to call your caseworker about the situation or give us a call and see how we can help. We are here 24/7 and are totally confidential. Our number is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or you can chat with us via the chat feature on our website: We hope to hear from you soon!

    Stay safe,
    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)


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