The Young Offenders Act applies to all "Young Persons" between 12 and 18 years old. While a YOA conviction may disappear at age 18. There are rules and guidelines that must be met by the Youth. All sentences and conditions given by the court must be completed and the individual must not re-offended within a certain time period. These guidelines are the same for a Youth as an Adult. If the youth re-offends while becoming an Adult, all Youth convictions will become part of an Adult record.