Nova Scotia Department of Justice

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

New Judge Appointed for Provincial and Family Court

Mar. 31, 2015 - 10:38 AM

Elizabeth Buckle has been appointed as a Nova Scotia provincial and family court judge.

Amendments to the Limitation of Actions Act

Mar. 27, 2015 - 09:08 AM

Amendments to the Limitation of Actions Act introduced today, March 27, further strengthen protections for victims of sexual assault.

2009 Murder Case Added to Rewards Program

Mar. 25, 2015 - 10:45 AM

Halifax Regional Police and the provincial government are hoping to receive more information about the death of Timothy John Kelly through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

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