Nova Scotia Domestic Violence Action Plan Update 2012
Domestic Violence Action Plan
On Nov. 20, 2012, Justice Minister Ross Landry announced the Transgendered Persons Protection Act. This Act makes it clear that Nova Scotians cannot be denied a job, a place to live or service at a business because they are transgender. Nova Scotia is the fourth jurisdiction in Canada to include a specific reference to gender identity in its human rights legislation.
The Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility (NNSCF) opened in February 2015. This state of the art direct supervision facility has a capacity of 196 offenders and a staffing complement of 138 employees.
The facility is designed with two separate units: Alpha and Bravo. Each unit consists of three smaller offender ‘living units’ including a 40 bed, 38 bed and a 20 bed living space. Offender population is comprised of individuals who are either provincially sentenced, remanded, immigration, parole violations or newly sentenced to a federal custody term. NNSCF staff work closely with community partners in developing offender programs that will assist in offender reintegration in the community.
Replacing the now decommissioned Antigonish and Cumberland correctional facilities, the NNSCF services the courthouses in Truro, Amherst, Pictou, Antigonish and Port Hawkesbury.
Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility
10202 Sherbrooke Road
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia