(NOTE: This document is more of historical interest, since it was replaced by the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) in 2003. We have more current information on the YCJA on our Research & Policy page. For the latest information, please contact us.) This guide introduces the Young Offenders Act, the operation of the youth justice system and the application of the Act in Alberta. The guide is written in plain language and is complete with pictures and charts.