Members from African Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaw communities, government and policing are leading the work to transform public safety.
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.
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.
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.
Nova Scotia Correctional Services staff across the province are learning about what it means to be Mi'kmaq.
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For government office and facility closures and event cancellations, visit novascotia.ca/closures.
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.
Nova Scotia has appointed a new chair and vice-chair to lead the work of the Accessibility Advisory Board and welcomes several new members.
Nova Scotians who use the court system have benefited from technological changes introduced during the pandemic. Now a new task force will explore more ways to use technology to improve access to justice, increase efficiencies and create better outcomes.
Enhanced access to housing and supports can help women overcome barriers and make positive changes in their lives.
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