Overview

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:

The division also works with other areas of government to provide programs to support youths’ personal development including:

  • education
  • mental and physical health
  • addictions treatment
  • housing

Facilities

Depending on their sentence and placement, youth may serve their sentence in a designated youth custody facility.

Programs

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
  • recreation
  • reintegration planning
  • Indigenous

Contact

To connect with the Young Offender branch:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-422-5019 
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-0732

Address:
Young Offender branch 
10th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3W7