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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Fines Increasing, New Offence Category Under Health Protection Act

Nov. 18, 2021 - 11:32 AM

Individuals and organizations hosting events or gatherings that ignore public health orders are now subject to penalties under the Health Protection Act.

Amendment to Cannabis Legislation Protects Nova Scotians from Unreasonable Searches

Oct. 28, 2021 - 1:30 PM

Today, October 28, the government introduced an amendment to the Cannabis Control Act to clarify the standard of reasonableness required to search a place or vehicle.

Amendments to Fatality Investigations Act

Oct. 27, 2021 - 09:03 AM

The Province is making changes to ensure timely and thorough reviews are carried out in cases of unexpected death.

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