Nova Scotia Department of Justice

 

Restorative Justice

Megan and Carolyn's story is a powerful example of Restorative Justice working at its very best. It is a different way of delivering justice. It provides an opportunity for the victim and community to have a voice. It allows victims and community decide together on a just and fair outcome. Everyone has a say.

 
 

Outreach for Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Justice Minister Mark Furey embraces Vanessa Brooks, whose sister, Tanya, was murdered eight years ago. Minister Furey announced establishment of the Family Information and Liaison Unit and the hiring of three community outreach specialists to provide support to families of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

 
 

Learning the L’nu-way

Nova Scotia Correctional Services staff across the province are learning about what it means to be Mi'kmaq.

 
 

Samantha Mercer Report

The independent review of the investigation into the death of Samantha Mercer more than a decade ago has concluded.

 
 

Province to Improve Civil Weddings Program

More Nova Scotians will soon be able to get married by a justice of the peace. Government is improving the Civil Weddings Program and increasing the number of justices of the peace who can perform a civil wedding.

 
 

Cannabis legalization Access to Estate Management Data

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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Fact Sheet - English Version | en français


The Province is Making Key Decisions About the Legalization of Cannabis


Latest Justice News

Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Feb. 20, 2018 - 1:01 PM

The Special Investigation Section of the Halifax Integrated Major Crime Unit and the Department of Justice are adding the homicide of James Alexander “Sandy” Lyle to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Members Named to the Accessibility Advisory Board

Feb. 09, 2018 - 10:44 AM

Twelve Nova Scotians will serve as the first members of the province’s Accessibility Advisory Board.

Body Scanners Purchased to Protect Inmates and Staff

Feb. 02, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Body scanners will soon be used in adult correctional facilities across the province to help protect inmates and staff from drugs, weapons and other contraband.

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