Can cps take a 17 year old in california?

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Date created: Tue, Apr 27, 2021 7:56 PM
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Yes CPS will snatch teenagers, even 16 and 17 year olds. But because people usually not into fostering teens, and foster and group home supply are limited, they usually will remove older teens only if disability is involved or if abuse or neglect is very severe, or if younger siblings are involved.

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For Criminal law you're considered an adult at 17 and for CPS purposes you're still a child who can be protected against their will. They won't necessarily step in given the age and your circumstances, but as others have stated - anything can happen.

CPS doesn't usually get involved with a 17 year old that is being abused because they figure that at 17 you can tolerate the abuse or move out and that you're old enough to go to CPS by yourself and find shelter. the only reason that CPS would get involved is if the 17 year old was abusing a younger child. but a seventeen-year-old can voluntarily go to child protective services and tell them that he needs help or she needs help and they will refer to that person to the available resources.

Age of Child: Depending on state law, CPS usually only investigates cases of children under 18 years old. Jurisdiction: Does CPS have jurisdiction? For example, California CPS has jurisdiction over cases where the abuse happened in California.

CPS can meet with your child without your permission. This is one of the most alarming things that parents learn about CPS, but it’s true. CPS caseworkers have the right to meet with your children without your permission and without you present. In fact, CPS will often speak to your child before they speak to you.

A child's choice in California child custody cases has evolved. There was a time when a child's choice was a non-factor until the child reached his or her late teenage years. However, child custody laws in California became more progressive. The legislature passed Family Code 3042 and its companion in California Rules of Court 5.250.

Since you are under 18, you may have the option of filing a report with Child Protective Services and they may do an investigation. If you were to do that, they might be able to help you find a safe place to stay instead of being at home.

And while CPS or DCFS is there ONLY to take your kids, the police can and often will show up later for the parents! In fact, open your mouth and tell the CPS investigator just enough to “make their case” and you can start packing an overnight case as the police will be called by CPS who will be at your door to take you away.

Can a 17 year old be forced to go home by police or cps ? I live in Texas and I am 17. I want to move in with my boyfriend who works in the pipelines, has his own place, and can support me financially.

You cannot call the police to force your 17 year old to return to your household because the child voluntarily ran away. The police may only bring back home the runaway if the runaway child is in some sort of danger. Child Services may only conduct an investigation and take action if the child is in an unsafe or unhealthy environment. Going to court will also not help much because the courts cannot force the runaway 17 year old to return home.

For an 18-year-old sending sexually explicit photos of himself to a 17-year-old, his text message could have life-altering repercussions. Penalties for child pornography and lewd acts with a child in California. Child pornography is a “wobbler” in the State of California, meaning that it can be prosecuted as either a felony or misdemeanor.

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