Q: My 15 year old friend is being abused, the abuse isn’t enough for cps to do anything, can he move in with me (18 y/o)
I currently live with my grandpa but I will have my own apartment soon, he is applying to jobs right now and by the time he turns 16 and is able to file for emancipation he would be able to live with me paying rent and helping with groceries. My main question is if he could move in with me at 15 or if he has to wait until he is 16, he thinks his parents might let him move in with me because they know me decently well by now, but is it legal for a 15 year old to live with an 18 year old? Also, what are the steps for getting him emancipated? Most websites I've found haven’t been very clear about it.
A: Your 15 year old friend can't live with you and you could be charged with harboring a runaway. If your friend is being abused call CPS.
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