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In Wisconsin, being uncontrollable, habitual truancy from school, habitual truancy from home and being a school dropout are status offense behaviors. The upper age for delinquency jurisdiction in Wisconsin is 16, while the upper age for status offense jurisdiction in Wisconsin is 17. The lower age for delinquency jurisdiction and status offense jurisdiction is not specified.

Status offense cases are classified as juveniles alleged to be in need of protection or services. The municipal court has jurisdiction over status offenders, while the circuit court has jurisdiction over delinquents. A court may extend jurisdiction until a juvenile reaches 25.