How much parental consent is needed for a minor who is a victim of rape? Can they have a rape kit done without their parent/guardian's consent? If the minor is a runaway, how do they contact the minor's parents? Who decides if charges are pressed, and whether or not this goes to trial? What if the parents refuse to cooperate with the police? What if the minor wants to testify, but their parents won't allow them? What if it's revealed that the parents are abusive, and there is no family? Can a police officer on the minor's case foster the minor? How does that work? If anyone can offer any help on this, it would be much appreciated. Sorry there's so many questions.