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What can the law do to a 16-year-old runaway?


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2006-07-10 12:43:40
2006-07-10 12:43:40

The police can take them into custody and turn them over to juvenile authorities where they can be held in a juvenile facility until a court hearing. A minor who is deemed incorrigible by the court is usually placed in a strictly supervised group home or other state facility.


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