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.
General Overview: Correctional Services operates 22 community corrections offices across the province.
Supervision of both adult and young offenders serving community-based sentences of the Court are provided by probation officers. The sentences include probation, conditional sentence, custody and supervision, conditional supervision,and Intensive Rehabilitative Custody and Supervision. Probation Officers also supervise offenders released from custody on Conditional Releases and prepare pre-sentence investigations to assist the Courts in the sentencing process. Community Corrections also operates a Youth Bail Supervision Program in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
A number of active community partnerships enhance the service provided. For example, police agencies offer direct assistance to probation officers in the supervision of conditional sentence offenders, staff partner with local schools in the delivery of anger management programs, Community Justice Agencies provide community-based programs and services for youth and the Provincial Forensic Psychiatry Service coordinates the provision of treatment programs to sex offenders.
List of Community Corrections Offices in Nova Scotia
Correctional Programs & Services and Community Resources