In Georgia, truancy, habitual disobedience of the reasonable demands of parents or guardian and being ungovernable, running away from home, committing an offense applicable only to a child, violation of curfew, violation of a court order, patronizing a bar without parental supervision, possession of alcohol, commitment of a delinquent act and being in need of supervision are all status offense behaviors. The upper age for delinquency jurisdiction is 16, while the upper age for 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 services. The juvenile court has jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 21.