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Florida

In Florida, running away from parents or guardians, habitual truancy, being beyond the control of parents or guardians and disobedience of the reasonable demands of parents or guardians are status offense behaviors. The upper age for delinquency jurisdiction and status offense jurisdiction in Florida is 17. The lower age for delinquency jurisdiction and status offense jurisdiction in Florida is not specified.

Status offense cases are classified as children in need of service. The circuit court has jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 22.