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

2005 Murder Case Added to Rewards Program

Jul. 22, 2015 - 1:13 PM

Halifax Regional Police and the provincial government are hoping to receive more information about the death of Naomi Wendy Kidston through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Date limite pour les commentaires du public sur l'utilisation des chiens d'assistance

Jul. 21, 2015 - 09:00 AM

Le gouvernement continue de recueillir des commentaires sur la manière de protéger les droits des gens qui dépendent d'un chien-guide ou d'un chien d'assistance. La date limite pour soumettre des commentaires est le 31 juillet.

Deadline for Public Input on Use of Service Dogs

Jul. 21, 2015 - 08:57 AM

Government continues to seek feedback on how to protect the rights of people who rely on guide and service dogs. The deadline for submitting comments is July 31.

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