Nova Scotia Department of Justice

Independent Review of Rehtaeh Parson's Case

Lawyer Murray Segal, a former chief prosecutor and Deputy Attorney General of Ontario, was asked to look specifically at the how the Police and Public Prosecution Service conducted the Rehtaeh Parsons case.

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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Police Partner with MADD for Operation Christmas

Nov. 25, 2015 - 2:06 PM

Government and law enforcement agencies are coming together to promote road safety during Operation Christmas.

Legislation Will Better Support Children and Parents, Guardians

Nov. 24, 2015 - 2:09 PM

New legislation will support children and put their interests first when families break up.

Amendment to the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act

Nov. 17, 2015 - 1:31 PM

The process for Nova Scotians dealing with child and spousal support orders between provinces and territories will be clarified with changes to the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act introduced today, Nov. 17.

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