Status Offense Action [Juvenile Law] Law and Legal Definition

Status offense action refers to any action brought in the interest of a child who is accused of committing acts, which if committed by an adult, would not be a crime. They are not considered as criminal or delinquent; and are termed status offenders.

Status offenses shall include:

a. acts beyond the control of school or beyond the control of parents;

b. habitual runaway;

c. habitual truant;

1d. tobacco offenses; and

e. alcohol offenses.