A runaway is a minor or a person under an arbitrary age, who has left their parent
or legal ... Runaway youth who identify as LGBT are at a higher risk for
psychological symptoms including anxiety, ...
Many states have laws against “harboring” runaway children. Although these
laws are not often enforced, assisting a runaway teenager may result in criminal ...
In most states, running away is not against the law. ... If you go to a youth shelter,
generally they have to contact your parents within a certain amount of time to ...
In most jurisdictions it is not a crime to runaway from home, except in 9 states ... in
jurisdictions in which it is not against the law to runaway away a youth may still ...
Whenever a minor is referred to the program, the Youth Referral Center shall
make an ... Even in states where it is not illegal for minors to run away, a child
May 25, 2015 ... There are nine states with runaway laws regarding minor. ... In these states
running away from home is only illegal if the person is under eighteen. ... and
punishments and at times suspend the driving privileges of the teen.
Apr 30, 2009 ... Parents can (1) report a teen behaving in either way to their local ... The law
authorizes police officers to look for runaway 16- and 17-year olds.
Oct 7, 2014 ... The laws regarding runaway teens differ among states. .... but stay 1 or 2 nights
without permission it isn't illegal and the cops won't do anything.
Nov 5, 2008 ... Is it true that your son or daughter can run away ,and you can't really call the
police. They will tell you it is not illegal to run away?
For information about state laws regarding runaway children refer to The National
Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and the National Network for Youth's ...