Labeling, 2015

Spectrum of labels

Victim Child welfare perspective
Offender Public safety perspective
  • In need of aid, assistance, or care

  • In need of services

  • In need of supervision

  • Unruly

  • Status offender

In Idaho, status offense cases are classified as status offenders and include truancy, running away from or being beyond the control of parents, guardians, or legal custodians and curfew violations.

Age boundaries, 2016

  • Status offense jurisdiction

    Up through 17 years old

    No lower age specified

  • Delinquency jurisdiction

    Up through 17 years old

    No lower age specified

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In Idaho, no lower age is specified for a “juvenile offender…by reason of minority” or a “habitual status offender.” The highest age a child’s conduct can be considered a status offense is 17. Non-delinquent behaviors include those prohibited by law ‘by reason of minority’. Upon a 3rd adjudication for a status offense, the child may be labeled a “Habitual Status Offender (HSO).” An HSO can receive the same dispositions as a delinquent juvenile offender, except commitment to an Idaho juvenile correctional center. An HSO may, however, be detained in a county jail or detention center for curfew violations. I.C. § 20-502, § 20-505, § 20-521

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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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