In Maryland, truancy, habitual disobedience, ungovernability, and offenses applicable only to children are status offense behaviors. The upper age for delinquency jurisdiction and status offender jurisdiction is 17. The lower age for delinquency jurisdiction is 7, while the lower age for status offense jurisdiction is not specified.
Status offense cases are classified as children in need of supervision. The circuit court has jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 21.