About YJC’s

About Youth Justice Committees

About Youth Justice Committees Section 18 of the Youth Criminal Justice Act provides an opportunity for community members to become directly involved in the administration of youth justice by forming Youth Justice Committees (YJCs). A YJC is an alternative to the court system for young people aged 12 up to 18 who are facing a minor charge. Community volunteers work with young people as well as their families, victims, the legal system, and the community, to provide an appropriate and meaningful response.

All YJC members are volunteers who complete 10 hours of initial training, a Police Information Check, Alberta Child and Family Services Intervention Check and an Oath of Confidentiality.