Q: I am 15 years old and I live in a abusive household. I had cps called but they did nothing could i get emancipated?
My parents from the ages of 3-10 would basically let my brother abuse me. My dad started in 3rd grade and he didn't lay his hands on me much but he would every now and then. My dad as long as I could remember would take out his anger on me. Recently my dad hit me and attacked and then chased after me. My mom just sits there and acts like she is trying to help. My dad won't leave the house so I told my therapist and they called cps. The workers dropped the case they didn't even do anything so now I am stuck. My best friends family offered to take me in but the only way I could do that is if I got emancipated. I could go to my grandmas but she is a hour away and I have already been through so much and I don't want to leave my friends. I don't know what to do anymore and I've lost all hope.
A: Foremost, stay in touch with your therapist. You need a safe-harbor to speak freely about your emotions and feelings. As for emancipation, there are several legal requirements that you must meet, starting with being 16 years old. I recommend you seek legal services if you are intent on pursuing, starting with PAVictimsHelp.org. Best of luck.
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