COVID-19 response: Youth in corrections

  • Public access – No visits from the public until further notice.
  • Phone access – Youth in corrections have increased phone access.

For more information about Alberta’s COVID-19 response, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.


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


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
  • recreation
  • reintegration planning
  • Indigenous


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

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