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The SAMVA Fund

At the heart of restorative justice
Responsible teens,
respected victims

Available throughout Quebec, the SAMVA fund helps teenagers raise money to compensate their victims by working within their communities through non-profit organizations. In short, the fund allows more victims to obtain financial compensation and holds offending teenagers accountable, while providing the community with a volunteer workforce.

We are in great need of your financial support. Giving to the SAMVA Fund is an investment in the future of our youth and communities, not an expense. Donate now!

The SAMVA Fund

Support for Mediation Agreements between a Victim and an Adolescent offender

The situation in Quebec
About 5,200 teenagers enter the criminal justice system for the first time each year.  

 

Offense by gender:

81% of teenage offenders are boys and 19% are girls.

The recidivism rate:

82% of these young people will not reoffend.

Nature of the offenses:
  • Crimes against property, 40%

  • Crimes against an individual, 23%

  • Breach of an order / condition, 20%

  • Drug offenses, 11%

  • Firearms offenses, 2%

  • Other offenses, 5%

The success rate :

90% of teenagers referred to an alternative justice agency complete their reparations successfully.

Our solution

The SAMVA Fund allows more victims to obtain financial compensation and holds teenage offenders accountable, while offering the community a volunteer workforce.

 
How it works

Offense: A teenager commits an offense that causes a financial loss to a victim.

Discussion: The victim expresses the consequences that he or she has experienced and the teenager recognizes the harm that he or she has caused.

Agreement: Following the discussion, the teenager agrees to compensate the victim according to a set amount by working with a non-profit organization.

Reimbursement: When the teenager has completed his or her commitment, the SAMVA Fund reimburses the victim.

Help us make this social

innovation a success.

 

SAMVA Fund

An innovative initiative of ASSOJAQ
Association of Alternative Justice Organizations of Quebec
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Empower

Help to empower our teenagers.

Engage

Help us engage the youth in our society.

Repair

Help our teens fix their mistakes.

Give

Help victims from all over Quebec receive compensation.

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