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Arizona

In Arizona, habitual truancy, being a runaway, failing to obey a court order, refusing to obey a parent or guardian, behaving in a manner which injures the morals or health of the juvenile or others, and committing an offense which can only be committed by a minor are status offense behaviors. The upper age for delinquency jurisdiction and status offense jurisdiction is 17. The lower age for delinquency jurisdiction in Arizona is 8, and the lower age for status offense jurisdiction is not specified.

Status offense cases are classified as incorrigible children. The superior court has jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 21.