Youth in corrections are between the ages of 12 and 18 who have been accused or found guilty of breaking the law.
In Alberta, the Correctional Services Division oversees youth who are:
- serving a sentence in a youth custody facility
- sentenced to community sentences
The division also works with other areas of government to provide programs to support youths’ personal development including:
- mental and physical health
- addictions treatment
Depending on their sentence and placement, youth may serve their sentence in a designated youth custody facility.
While a youth is serving their sentence, they’re provided with programs and support to help promote positive behaviour change and reintegration into the community.
These programs include:
- individualized sentence plans – including program referrals and placements
- education – all youths aged 16 and under are required to participate in school
- life skills
- medical and mental health services
- work programs
- reintegration planning
To connect with the Young Offender Branch:
Young Offender Branch
10th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7