Q: Can a 14 in Georgia runaway and live with another if they parent could be charged with abuse and possibly neglect?
Im 14 and Im trying to get out of the home but because Im not 16 or older i cant do anything. My friend and I are working up a case against her for child abuse and possibly neglect. I haven't looked up the second one all to much, however for the abuse case we have pictures of bruises and my brother had it happen to him, along with 3 witnesses of it happening including my brother. We´re trying to get me to her mom´s house here or her dad house in North Carolina, however there´s nothing anyone can do till Im sixteen that we know of. is it possible to get out sooner without parent permission? My birth father isn't an option, and my grandmother is in an old people resort so she isnt an option. the only other option would be my brother because hes 18 - he left the house at 16 and officially moved out at 17. would this be enough to go possibly leave sooner than 16?
A: You need to speak with a counselor at your school about your situation. As a minor, you cannot just run away without parental permission.
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