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In Connecticut, running away from home, being beyond the control of parents or guardians, being a truant, having more than a specified number of absences from school in a month (4) or school year (10), or engaging in sexual intercourse with another person 13 years of age or older and not more than 2 years older or younger than the child are status offense behaviors. The upper age for delinquency jurisdiction and status offense jurisdiction is 17. The lower age for delinquency jurisdiction is not specified, while the lower age for status offense jurisdiction is 7.

Status offense cases are classified as families with service needs or youth in crisis. The superior court has jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 21.