In Michigan, desertion of the home without sufficient cause, disobedience to the commands of parents or guardians, and truancy are 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 offender jurisdiction Michigan is not specified.
Status offense cases are classified as accused status offenders. The Family Division of the Circuit Court has jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 21.