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    i have a girlfriend that i love to death and her mom just died a few monthes ago and her dad got with another woman 2 weeks later hes a drunk and takes pills and he was tryen to make her go to a school that she had to turn someone in for having a gun and he made her go back and she was being threatened by people anyway she has to do everything for her dad and he doesent even care how she feels he degrades her all the time and he has tryed to take me out of her life we've 2gether 4 a year and she lived with me 4 days a week when i could see her im 18 and she is 16 and will b 17 on nov 5 she ran away and i was wondering what the penitilys are for doing this and if there is anything i can do to make this leagel i can support her and myself i live in....

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    Re: i need an anwser fast she a runaway

    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting the National Runaway Switchboard and we hope that we could help you in some way. It sounds like you truly care for your friend and that is a good thing. Your desire to stay by her side and your efforts to seek out help for her is to be commended and we are glad that you wrote to us for some suggestions. We are not in a position to give legal advice since we are only crisis intervention workers but you are always welcomed to contact your local police to ask about local laws in your area and consequences for runaways. Another way to find out about what kinds of rights she has is to contact local legal services to see what could be done on behalf of your friend.

    Generally, when a person under the legal age of adulthood runaway and the age of adulthood varies from state to state, the laws are such that if the parent the youth runaway from files a runaway report, the youth retains a status as a runaway with the authorities until they return home. While it is not a crime to runaway, you do get a status as a runaway but it is not like she could go to jail or anything. Some police stations do detain the youth until the parents come to get them but generally, it is the responsibility of the officers to return that person to their custodial parents.

    Have you been in contact with your friend lately and is she staying in a safe place at all times? The most important thing we are concerned with is the safety of the youth and we are here to listen to you or her 24 hours a day at our 1800runaway number to help you both figure out option to staying safe. We are confidential and no one is going to know that you or her spoke to us. We are also mandated reporters and could take the issue in whatever directions she wants. If something was happening at home that made her uncomfortable or unsafe we are here to support your friend.

    You stated that you are able to support and we have no doubt about it. Is it likely that your friend could be interested in emanicipation? Emancipation do take some time after you filed but if she is able to prove that she could take care of herself it is probably something she could look into doing if she is not happy at home. The other important thing to consider in the mean time is where she says when she is on the run. The reason for this is because the person who help provide her a shelter could risk being charged with harboring a runaway. It is important for her to avoid getting anyone else in trouble because it is unsure what actions her father may take at this point. We also have a massive database with shelters for her to stay to keep from going from house to house and to remain safe off the streets. However, shelters do require parental consent after a certain point and have to let the legal guardian know where she is located. These are just a few things to consider in the mean time. We are here for you and your friend whenever you need us. Gook luck and we look forward to your call soon.

    -NRS
    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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      Re: i need an anwser fast she a runaway

      yeah called u yesterday and yall helped out alot ummm i dont think there is a emacipation law in tennessee and in tennessee they dont have a harboring a runaway law the charge u as contributing to the delquency of a minor if you could find out what the max penitily for that is it would be really helpful ummmm what could her father really have the grounds to do thanks for the support

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        Re: i need an anwser fast she a runaway

        Thank you for contacting NRS again. We are glad to hear our services help you alot. The penality for contributing to the delquency of a minor varies from state to state. As mentioned in a previous post, we are not in a postion to answer legal questions. It sounds like you may need some legal referrals. If you call us back, we would be glad to provide you with some local numbers in your area. We look forward to hearing from you again. Good luck to you and your friend.
        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)

        Tell us what you think about your experience!
        https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

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