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My 17 year old friend's mother is abusive and cops wont do anything.

Discussion in 'Child Abuse, Neglect & Porn' started by Andrewmonroe289, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. Andrewmonroe289

    Andrewmonroe289 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My friend's mother is an emotionally abusive drug user who has threatened to harm her child multiple times. Earlier today, she had gotten into an argument with her mom that resulted in her mom trying to hit her with her car. My friend called the police and called me right after, so I heard the entire conversation with the police. The chief of police in our local area was sent. My friend told the police that there were drugs in the house, that her mom has threatened to kill her recently by speeding on the highway saying "I'm going to kill us both," and that her mom has chased her boyfriend with a knife threatening to kill him. Her mom told the cops "My daughter is just throwing a tantrum because she doesn't want to do what I say." The cops believed her and did nothing but tell my friend to go stay at someone else's house for tonight. This is not the first time the police have been called to the house over something like this, and even neighbors and friends have vouched for her that her mom is not fit to be a parent, but the cops have done nothing. What can I do? I have witnessed her mother smoking weed in her house and while driving with me and my friend in the car, and I have witnessed my friend's mom have mental breakdowns that result in her crying and screaming for seemingly no reason. I believe that she has some type of mental illness. What can I do to get my friend out of that house? If it helps, my friend's grandmother is willing to let her stay with her, but her mom won't allow it.
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Call child protective services. Though it would be better if your friend calls.

    Other than than it's never a good idea to get into other families' problems.
     
  3. justblue

    justblue Well-Known Member

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    Where is your friends father?
     
  4. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    Let's be quite clear about this.

    The one and only thing you can do is call Child Protective Services. The matter will at that point be in their hands and their hands only. There is NO other action you can take.

    You cannot force the police to act and you cannot make CPS do what you want and you cannot bring your friend to live at your house unless her mother says she may. (And even then, if Mom changes her mind, back home she goes.)

    You can call CPS, and that is all.
     

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