Definitions for "Young offender"
a young person at least 12 years of age but under 18 that is charged and convicted of a criminal offence
A young person who is 12 years of age or more but under 18 years of age, who is charged with an offence. Such a person is tried under the Young Offenders Act.
a person who is at least fifteen but under twentyone years old at the time of commission of the offence