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. 9, 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

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Restorative Justice in Nova Scotia, Op-Ed Piece

Jun. 28, 2016 - 2:09 PM

NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Justice Minister Diana Whalen. Today, June 28, Halifax is hosting day two of the International Restorative Justice Conference.

Review into Death of Inmate at the Cape Breton Correctional Facility Completed

Jun. 27, 2016 - 2:01 PM

The Department of Justice has completed an internal review into the death of an offender at the Cape Breton Correctional Facility on Jan. 31. Jason LeBlanc, 42, was admitted the afternoon of Jan. 30 and was found unresponsive in his cell at 2:30 a.m. and pronounced dead by Emergency Health Services personnel at 2:45 a.m. An autopsy conducted by the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service found the cause of death to be a drug overdose.

Crime Prevention Award Nominations Open

May 30, 2016 - 11:04 AM

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.

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