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Shelter Restrictions

In California, the Runaway Youth and Family Crisis Project attempts to provide long-term assistance and temporary shelter related services to runaway youth.284 The program allows runaways to receive service for up to fourteen days.285 The main objective of the program is to provide youths with necessary medical, emotional, and social services, so that they can return to a suitable living arrangement with their parents. The program also seeks to place youths in suitable living arrangements if reunification with their parents is not possible.286 Though this program provides shelter services, the state of California does not have a specific shelter restriction statute, and therefore follows all federal guidelines.


Cal. Wel. & Inst. Code 1788 (2001).

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