Community service is one of the measures provided by the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) which aims to promote the rehabilitation and reintegration of young offenders as well as the reparation of the harm caused to the victim and the community. These measures are intended to offer positive perspectives to youths and to reinforce their respect for societal values.
The YCJA encourages family and community member involvement in the reparation process, which also benefits the community.
As an alternative justice organization, Trajet is mandated to apply some of the measures of the YCJA.
Through community service, youth put their talents and skills to good use by providing non-renumerated work to a community organization.
This community service can also be completed through group work for isolated events, whether these be cultural, athletic or charitable. These temporary volunteer opportunities offer youths the chance to make up for their actions by providing assistance to large-scale events such as the Défi sportif AlterGo, the Rock ’n’ Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon, the Farha foundation’s Walk for Life, the Go Bike Montreal Festival, Fête des neiges de Montréal, the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, and the International Gymnix.