Nova Scotia Department of Justice

Maintenance Enforcement Public Consultation

Thousands of Nova Scotia families depend on the Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) for the reliable delivery of court-ordered payments for spousal and child support. The Department of Justice is considering a number of changes to the Act to improve the program’s ability to enforce payments and get money to the children and recipients who need it.

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

Province to Improve Civil Weddings Program

May 10, 2016 - 12:19 PM

More Nova Scotians will soon be able to get married by a justice of the peace. Government is improving the Civil Weddings Program and increasing the number of justices of the peace who can perform a civil wedding.

Four Recent Homicide Cases Added to Rewards Program

May 03, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Police and the provincial government are taking additional steps to help solve the recent homicides of four young men in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Domestic Violence Court Continues in Sydney

May 02, 2016 - 12:54 PM

As part of Budget 2016-2017, the province is continuing to help victims of domestic violence by renewing its investment in the domestic violence court in Sydney.

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