Nova Scotia Department of Justice

Service Animals Consultation

The Department of Justice is seeking feedback from service animal users and impacted Nova Scotians on the definition and protection of rights of service animal users.

New Correctional Facility Officially Opens in Pictou County

Nova Scotia's newest correctional facility will add 150 beds to the correctional system and enhance safety and security for offenders and staff. The Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, located in Priestville, Pictou Co., opened Monday, Feb. 9.


Cyber-Safety Act – legislation to protect victims of cyberbullying

The Cyber-Safety Act was introduced on April 25, 2013 to better protect victims of cyberbullying and hold cyberbullies accountable for their actions. The legislation will create the country's first Cyber SCAN investigative unit and allow families and victims to get protection orders from the court. School principals will also have clear authority to act against bullying or cyberbullying, on or off school grounds.

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Latest Justice News

Public Trustee Appointed

Jun. 17, 2015 - 10:19 AM

Shannon Ingraham-Christie has been appointed as the Public Trustee for Nova Scotia.

Le gouvernement invite les commentaires du public sur l'utilisation des animaux d'assistance

Jun. 05, 2015 - 08:43 AM

Le ministère de la Justice cherche à obtenir des commentaires sur la définition et la protection des droits des utilisateurs d'animaux d'assistance. Ces points de vue serviront à façonner les nouvelles mesures législatives régissant les animaux d'assistance.

Government Seeks Public Input on Use of Service Animals

Jun. 05, 2015 - 08:40 AM

The Department of Justice is seeking feedback on the definition and protection of rights of service animal users. It will be used to shape new legislation governing service animals.

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