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The JJGPS team updates age boundaries of status offenses.

The Juvenile Justice GPS team has updated the comparative statute data on Age Boundaries of Status Offenses. The topic contrasts upper and lower boundaries for status offenses with those for delinquency and provides state summaries. The topic shows ten states where a youth can be arrested for non-criminal behavior, such as truancy or running away under the age of 18, while at the same time be considered an adult for purpose of criminal behavior.

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Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, Statistics) is a project to develop a repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states.

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