In Kentucky, being beyond the control of school or beyond the control of parents, being a habitual runaway, habitual truancy, and tobacco and alcohol offenses are status offense behaviors. The upper age for delinquency jurisdiction and 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. The family court has jurisdiction over status offenders, while the district court has jurisdiction over delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 19.