In Indiana, leaving home without parental or guardian permission, failing to attend school, disobeying the commands of a parent or guardian, violation of curfew, possession or consumption of alcohol and possession of fireworks 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 in Indiana is not specified.
Status offense cases are classified as delinquent children who commit certain other acts and who need care, treatment or rehabilitation. The superior and circuit courts have jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents though in St. Joseph County a probate court has jurisdiction. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 21.