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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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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Changes to Provincial Judicial Appointments Guidelines

Jan. 14, 2022 - 12:18 PM

The government is taking measures to improve the process for appointing judges to the province’s criminal and family courts.

Province Seeks Feedback on Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act

Jan. 06, 2022 - 1:33 PM

The Province is asking Nova Scotians for feedback on the Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act, legislation that came into effect almost four years ago to help protect victims of cyberbullying.

La Province sollicite l’opinion des gens sur la loi sur les images intimes et la cybersécurité

Jan. 06, 2022 - 1:33 PM

Le gouvernement provincial demande aux gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse de lui faire part de leurs réactions concernant la loi sur les images intimes et la cybersécurité (Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act), loi qui est entrée en vigueur il y a près de quatre ans afin de protéger les victimes de la cyberintimidation.

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