In Vermont, truancy and being beyond the control of parents or guardians are status offense behaviors. The upper age for delinquency jurisdiction and status offense jurisdiction is 17. The lower age for delinquency jurisdiction in Vermont is 10, while the lower age for status offense jurisdiction in Vermont is not specified.
Status offense cases are classified as children in need of service. The family court has jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 22.