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When youth run away from home or a placement they expose themselves to extreme danger. The chances of youth being victimized skyrocket when they run away.
As a CASA, it is more likely that your youth will contact you after they have run away form a placement. Therefore, you should be able to discuss options with them that can keep them as safe as possible.
Here are some resources that can inform your advocacy:
- Homeless and Runaway Youth: Selected Resources 2008 (PDF)
A helpful compendium of links, studies, books and other resources on the issue in California.
- Legal Rights and Options for Runaway Teens 2003 (PDF)
Legal Services for Children’s handbook for youth.