In Nevada, truancy, running away, and disobeying the reasonable and lawful demands of a parent or guardian 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 children in need of services. District courts generally have jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquent youth, but two family courts in Washoe and Clark Counties have jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 21 but may also extend jurisdiction for the full term of the disposition order for sex offenders.