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NCJ Number: 93870 Find in a Library
Title: Runaways
Author(s): C Jeans
Corporate Author: Chris Jeans Production, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Sponsoring Agency: Chris Jeans Production, Inc

Media Guild
San Diego, CA 92121
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
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Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Media Guild
11526 Sorrento Valley Road
P.O. Box 881
San Diego, CA 92121
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Teenage runaways typically come from troubled families. Often, they have been sexually abused, beaten, neglected, or abandoned. The majority of runaways live on the streets and survive by prostituting themselves.
Abstract: The National Runaway Hotline, funded by the State of Texas, was set up to help parents and their runaway children. Parents can call to find out if their children left any messages for them, and children can contact the hotline to get help or to indirectly contact their parents. The aim of the hotline is to reunite runaways with their families. Since enactment of the 1974 Runaway Youth Act, runaways are staying closer to home because the Act provides funds for runaway shelters in local communities. One shelter, Under 21, which is run by Father Bruce Ritter in New York City, has helped more than 14,000 runaways in its first 3 years of operation. The Galveston Youth Shelther (Texas) serves runaways by offering a structured program and family counseling. Although over 600 shelters are operating around the country, more are needed to accommodate the numerous abused, neglected, and troubled youth who run away from home.
Index Term(s): Abused children; Crisis shelters; Hotlines; Juvenile prostitution; Programs for runaways; Runaway Youth Act of 1974; Runaways
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