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Georgia

In Georgia, truancy, running away from home, incorrigibility, unruly behavior, violation of curfew, violation of a court order, patronizing a bar without parental supervision, possession of alcohol, commitment of a delinquent act and being in need of supervision are all status offense behaviors. The upper age for delinquency jurisdiction is 16, while the upper age for status offense jurisdiction is 17. The lower age for delinquency jurisdiction and status offense jurisdiction is not specified.

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