In Alaska, if a child is habitually absent from home, refuses to accept available care, and engages in conduct which places the child at substantial risk of physical or mental injury 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 children in need of aid. In Alaska, the superior court has jurisdiction over status offenders and over delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction for one year until a juvenile reaches 19, if the juvenile consents to the jurisdiction.