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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Latest Justice News

Death in Custody at Cape Breton Correctional Facility

Jan. 31, 2016 - 2:13 PM

A man was found deceased in his cell at the Cape Breton Correctional Facility today, Jan. 31.

Internal Review of Prisoner's Escape from Sheriffs Complete

Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:29 PM

The internal review into the escape of Marc Joseph Pellerin from Nova Scotia Sheriff's custody in early December is now complete.

Queen's Counsel Appointments Announced

Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:52 AM

Ten lawyers can now add the prestigious Queen's Counsel designation to their list of accomplishments.

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