In Nebraska, conduct which would not be a crime if committed by an adult, including, but not limited to obtaining, selling, or dispensing alcohol, being habitually truant from home or school, and being wayward or habitually disobedient and uncontrolled by parents, guardians, or custodians 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 is not specified.
Status offense cases are classified as status offenders. County courts have status offense jurisdiction in all but three counties; those three counties (Douglas, Lancaster and Sarpy) have separate juvenile courts which have jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 19.