Youth leave home for a variety of reasons: Sometimes youth are kicked out by their parent(s), other times they may leave because of abuse, neglect, or excessive conflict. Sometimes they would just rather live somewhere else. It is a stressful time for everyone involved...and things can get even more stressful when youth try and get some of their belongings back from their parents.
Regardless of the reason you have left home, you have the right to the return of your belongings. This includes your clothing, books and I.D.
Comic by JFCY volunteer Adrianna
There are many legal issues involved when youth are leaving home, including various age-based legal rights and responsibilities. For more information, please see the JFCY pamphlet called "Leaving Home": http://www.jfcy.org/PDFs/Leaving_Home_Sept2010.pdf