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Good evening. The consequences to the adult helping or encouraging the child runaway from home depend on the specifics of the circumstances behind the runaway and what kind of help/encouragement is provided, but the biggest potential danger for the helping adult is the potential of being charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. I say that it's the "biggest", but that's not to say that the danger is big. The circumstances behind the help are considered and (for example) law enforcement would rather a child get help than die in the street because someone was fearful that they could be charged with contributing to delinquency of a minor. If you would like to discuss particulars, please let me know--I have to keep the answer somewhat general without more details.Let me know if further clarification is needed, and please feel free to leave a rating once you are finished (it does not cost anything extra to do so and it is the only way I may be credited for my answers.) Thank you!
Thank you. I apologize for asking, but I presume that you saw my previous answer? Ultimately, a minor child is not permitted to run away from his/her legal guardian, so helping the child to do so would generally constitute contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Circumstances can be mitigating, but that should be the main legal concern of anyone contemplating offering such help.