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In Kansas, truancy, commission of an act which would not be a crime if committed by an adult, being a runaway, and violation of a court order involving placement are status offense behaviors. The upper age for delinquency jurisdiction and status offense jurisdiction is 17. The lower age for delinquency jurisdiction is 10, while the lower age for status offense jurisdiction is not specified.

Status offense cases are classified as children in need of care. The district court has jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 23.