Nova Scotia Department of Justice

Crime Prevention Award Nominations Open

Nova Scotians can help recognize someone dedicated to preventing crime in their community by nominating them for a Minister's Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 30, 2016.

Province to Improve Civil Weddings Program

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.


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.

Press release


Fact Sheet - English Version | en français


Clarification regarding the Incompetent Persons Act

Nova Scotia Provincial Judges' Salaries and Benefits Tribunal

Latest Justice News

Independent Review of Investigation Into Death of Samantha Mercer Concludes

Sept. 14, 2016 - 11:18 AM

The independent review of the investigation into the death of Samantha Mercer more than a decade ago has concluded.

New Police Complaints Commissioner Appointed

Sept. 14, 2016 - 09:57 AM

Judith McPhee is Nova Scotia's newest police complaints commissioner.

Crime Prevention Awards Nominations

Sept. 09, 2016 - 12:18 PM

The nomination deadline for the Minister's Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention has been extended until Friday, Sept. 30.

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