In New York, truancy, incorrigibility, ungovernability, and being habitually disobedient and beyond the lawful control of a parent or other person legally responsible for such child's care, or other lawful authority are status offense behaviors. The upper age for delinquency jurisdiction is 15, while the upper age for status offense 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 persons in need of supervision. The family court has jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 21.