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Delaware

In Delaware, truancy and not being amenable to the rehabilitative processes of the family court 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 truancy and non-amenability. The family court has jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 21.