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 17 who have been accused or found guilty of breaking the law.
In Alberta, the Correctional Services division oversees young persons 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 a young person's personal development including:
- mental and physical health
- addictions treatment
Depending on their sentence and placement, a young person may serve their sentence in a designated youth custody facility.
While a young person is serving a custody sentence, they are 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 young persons aged 16 and under are required to participate in school
- life skills
- medical and mental health services
- work programs
- reintegration planning
- Indigenous programs
Connect with the Young Offender branch:
Young Offender branch
10th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7