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.
Correctional Facilities Component : The core business of youth correctional facilities is to provide safe and secure custody, direction and control of young persons, and, to provide programs that address dynamic criminogenic factors to assist with the successful, reintegration of young persons into the community.
The division operates the Nova Scotia Youth Facility (Waterville) for sentenced and remanded young persons and the Cape Breton Youth Detention Facility (Sydney). The latter is annexed to the Cape Breton Correctional Facility and serves as a an overnight detention unit. The Nova Scotia Youth Facility also operates two community-based attendance centres in both Halifax and Waterville for youth serving community sentences or reintegration leaves.