In Rhode Island, desertion of the home, habitual association with immoral persons, leading an immoral life, disobeying the reasonable and lawful commands of a parent or guardian, and truancy 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 wayward children. The family court has jurisdiction over status offenders and delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 19.