Nova Scotia Department of Justice


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

Policies, Procedures Not Followed in Mistaken Release

Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:47 AM

An internal investigation into the mistaken release of an offender from the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility on Nov. 7, has determined that policies and procedures were not followed.

Public Notification of Mistaken Release

Nov. 07, 2014 - 10:55 AM

NOTE: A photo of the person is available at http://novascotia.ca/news/Photos/2014/11/07/ELIAHS-KENT-SEPT-23-2014.jpg . The Department of Justice is notifying the public about a man who was mistakenly released from custody today, Nov. 7, from the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth.

Time Falls Back on Nov. 2

Oct. 29, 2014 - 1:41 PM

Nova Scotians will gain an extra hour of sleep Sunday, Nov. 2, when daylight savings time ends.

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