In New Mexico, being a runaway, a truant, and/or a juvenile who has committed a status offense that is not classified a delinquent act (exception: out-of-state runaway juveniles as mandated by state and/or federal law) 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 or families in need of services. The Children's Court Division of the District Court has jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 21.