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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AMBER Alert Relaunched to Better Use Facebook, Mobile

May 25, 2015 - 11:58 AM

The power and reach of social media will be used to its full potential to better protect children and certain vulnerable adults who are abducted in Nova Scotia.

Amendment Will Improve Effectiveness of Public Inquiries

May 11, 2015 - 09:11 AM

Legislation introduced today, May 11, will improve the effectiveness of public inquiries in the province.

Suspicious Packages Arrive at Several N.S. Justice Centres

May 05, 2015 - 2:32 PM

Nova Scotia's justice centres are on alert after suspicious packages were delivered to a number of provincial courthouses today, May 5.

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