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Utah

In Utah, being ungovernable, being a runaway, and committing violations of the law that would not be a violation but for the age of the offender 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 juvenile court has jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 21.