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.

Press release


Fact Sheet - English Version | en français


The Province is Making Key Decisions About the Legalization of Cannabis


Latest Justice News

Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Sept. 04, 2020 - 10:52 AM

Government is offering a reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the homicide of 45-year-old Jason Andrew Smith.

Statement from Mark Furey, Minister of Justice and Attorney General

Jul. 28, 2020 - 1:38 PM

NOTE: The following is a statement from Minister of Justice and Attorney General Mark Furey I have heard from family members and many Nova Scotians who are opposed to a joint review of the tragic events of April 18 and 19 and would prefer a joint public inquiry.

Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia Announce Joint Review of Nova Scotia Tragedy

Jul. 23, 2020 - 1:40 PM

The tragedy that occurred on April 18 and 19 in Nova Scotia left families and communities across the province suffering unimaginable trauma, pain and loss.

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