Nova Scotia Department of Justice


Policing and Public Safety Transformation

Members from African Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaw communities, government and policing are leading the work to transform public safety.


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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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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The Province is Making Key Decisions About the Legalization of Cannabis

Latest Justice News

New Police Complaints Commissioner Appointed

Nov. 27, 2020 - 12:35 PM

Patrick Curran has been appointed Nova Scotia’s new police complaints commissioner.

Province Increases Number of Sex Offender Registration Sites

Nov. 12, 2020 - 11:44 AM

Government is committed to supporting safer communities. That is why there will soon be more sex offender registration sites to support police in conducting investigations.

Online Dispute Resolution for Family Legal Matters a First in Canada

Oct. 23, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Nova Scotians now have improved access to the courts for resolving family legal matters.

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