Nova Scotia Department of Justice

Service Animals Consultation

The Department of Justice is seeking feedback from service animal users and impacted Nova Scotians on the definition and protection of rights of service animal users.

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

Court-monitored Drug Treatment Program to Continue in Kings County

Sept. 25, 2015 - 10:57 AM

Alternative sentencing options and treatment programs will continue to be available in Kings County for people whose addictions have led to criminal behaviour.

Better Support for Families Owed Child and Spousal Payments

Sept. 18, 2015 - 09:40 AM

Government is making changes to the program that helps families collect court-ordered child and spousal support payments. Justice Minister Diana Whalen has announced actions that will lead to stronger enforcement and better services to families.

Limitations of Actions Act To Be Proclaimed Sept. 1

Aug. 05, 2015 - 12:06 PM

Legislation that sets standard time limits to file civil lawsuits will come into force Sept. 1.

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