I'm 16 years old and I don't want to live with my parents

Asked over 2 years ago - Fairfax, VA

my dad is abusive . my mom and sister and I reported him to the child services then we moved temporarily. the child services did nothing other than warning him. They also said that since we are form the middle east he can use dispelling but can't hurt us.we had to go back because my mom doesn't have money or a job. I don't know what to do.
my mom wants to divorce him but she doesn't have a job and she is afraid that he might get the custody. I don't know what to do I can't wait two more to become 18. I tried to kill my self a couple of times but i got busted. Please help me

Attorney answers (2)

  1. John Howard Crouch


    Contributor Level 11

    Answered . Contact the Tahirih Justice Center
    6402 Arlington Blvd, Suite 300
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    Phone: 571-282-6161
    Fax: 571-282-6162
    TTY: 711
    Email: justice@tahirih.org
    Hours of Operation: M-F, 9am-5:30pm
    Screening hours for new clients: Tuesday, 10am – 4pm. Screening re-opens the first Tuesday of every month and spaces fill up quickly.

  2. David Byron Bice


    Contributor Level 7

    Answered . Your best bet is to return to Social Services and provide them with specific instances of the abuse you are alleging.

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