My daughter is 19 years old and attends college in California. We thought it might help her financially if she became emancipated from us; therefore, could get financial aid on her own to help pay her tuition.
After a few years off, Break the Cycle is back to work updating the State Law Report Cards. Obviously, some states have changed their laws since we published the 2010 State Law Report Cards.
If you know of a change or want an update on your state, email us at [email protected]
The Report Cards survey the civil domestic violence protection order laws of all fifty states and the District of Columbia, assessing their impact on teens seeking protection from abusive relationships.
Here are the highlights from the 2010 State Law Report Cards: Thank you to the attorneys of Latham and Watkins, LLP and the University of Minnesota researchers who generously gave their time to this project.
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Unfortunately, teens often face overwhelming obstacles to these basic legal protections, many of which are written into their states' laws.To call attention to this critical situation, Break the Cycle created the State Law Report Cards.My son deposited a check and the bank put a 1 day hold on the check. My 17 year old daughter does not want to live at home because we will not let her drink or smoke. What rights do we have as parents to keep the child in our home? If he decides that he no longer wants to comply, can the court hold him past the age of majority, and what can they legally do about his charges?The next day he took the money out and sent it Western Union in a scam to become model. My minor child committed 4 public intoxication violations and is in juvenile drug court for over 1 year now. What if your child is at school during school hours in the playground, and throws some rocks along with another boy, and hits a teachers car, not intentionally, am I (the parent) responsible for any damages to the car, whether big or small?
Break the Cycle believes teen victims of dating violence deserve the same legal protections that adult victims of domestic abuse receive.
Young victims should have access to the legal system and other sensitive services needed to ensure their safety.