Nova Scotia Department of Justice

Standing Together

Community groups and organizations can now apply for two types of domestic violence prevention grants to develop and test new ways to prevent domestic violence, support victims and their families and share the story of what they are learning about how to address this complex issue.

 
 
 

30 years of supporting youth in conflict with the law

The Nova Scotia Youth Centre directly supports the reintegration of youth back into the community through the delivery of mental health and education programs, skills training and restorative practices.

 
 
 

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.

 
 

Learning the L’nu-way

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

 
 

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Nova Scotia's Approach to Cannabis 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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Le gouvernement provincial et la police apportent des changements au système En Alerte

Jul. 15, 2021 - 3:32 PM

Les situations d’urgence peuvent évoluer rapidement et, dans certains cas, des alertes peuvent aider les gens à se protéger et à protéger leurs proches.

Province, Police Make Changes to Alert Ready System

Jul. 15, 2021 - 10:17 AM

Emergency situations can unfold quickly and, in some instances, alerts can help people protect themselves and their families.

African Nova Scotian Justice Institute Launched

Jul. 12, 2021 - 10:15 AM

The province is investing $4.8 million in a new community-led justice institute that will support African Nova Scotians in contact with the law and help address overrepresentation and anti-Black racism in the justice system.

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