Category - Teen
(1) the department of human services is responsible for coordinating statewide planning for delivery of services to runaway and homeless youth and their families. (2) the department shall recommend policies that integrate a system of services and support for runaway and homeless youth into the states continuum of care for children who are 0 through 17 years of age. overall, oregon runaway laws should be revised, and there are more pros towards criminalizing running away than there are cons. Juveniles are incapable of making rational decisions on their own. There needs to be more services in and out of the teens home to hopefully prevent a teen from running away. I used to work as a child and family therapist and this was a huge problem for oregon parents. Child runaway laws vary by state but most states do not consider it illegal for minors to run away from home. Georgia, idaho, kentucky, nebraska, south carolina, texas, utah, west virginia and wyoming, consider running away from home a status offense. That means it is against the law when a youth under 18 years old runs away from home. runaway children are defined as children under the age of eighteen, the leave home with the intention of not returning. The child may have left the home alone or with another party who is not a parent or guardian. For parents, the shock of a teenage runaway is exacerbated by privacy laws that hamper efforts to find them. These laws make it a crime for adults to encourage minors to run away, or to hide runaways from their parents or legal guardians. For example, an adult cannot encourage a minor who is not being abused to run away or stay away from home prevent a runaway from calling home or the. When can teens leave home legally? Teens may legally leave home when they reach the age of majority. The age of majority in most states is 18 years old, except for the following in alabama and nebraska, the age of majority is 19. 21 this report was prepared by kristina smock consulting for the oregon department of human services office of child welfare programs and oregon homeless youth advisory committee. teens usually have issues with authority figures so cps wants to have proof to verify physical harm. Yes a parent can force a child under the age of 18 to come home or they could file an incorrigibility petition with the courts letting the law know the child is resisting or opposing authority.