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New Jersey

In New Jersey, running away from home, truancy, threats to the well-being and safety of a juvenile, a serious conflict between a parent or guardian, and a juvenile regarding rules of conduct which has been manifested by repeated disregard for lawful parental authority by a juvenile or misuse of lawful parental authority by a parent or guardian 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 a juvenile-family crisis. The Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part has jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until the full term of the disposition order.