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Youth Justice Regulations
made under Section 37 of the
Youth Justice Act
S.N.S. 2001, c. 38
O.I.C. 2003-472 (November 14, 2003), N.S. Reg. 191/2003
as amended up to O.I.C. 2008-97 (March 11, 2008), N.S. Reg. 104/2008
1 These regulations may be cited as the Youth Justice Regulations.
Selection of presiding justices of the peace
2 The Chief Judge of the Provincial Court, the Chief Judge of the Family Court or the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, as the case may be, may select a presiding justice of the peace, as defined in the Justice of the Peace Act, to exercise the powers of a judge of a youth justice court with respect to summary matters under the Youth Justice Act.
Access to records
3 For the purposes of subsection 32(1) of the Youth Justice Act, records concerning an offence by a young person may be disclosed to any of the following:
(a) persons employed by the Department of Justice or the Department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations whose duties include the collection of money paid in fines or the collection of statistical data, for the purpose of the collection of the fines or statistical data;
(b) the Director of Finance, Corporate Services Unit in the Department of Justice, the Executive Director of Program Management and Corporate Services in the Department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations and the Director of Financial Services, Corporate Services Unit in the Department of Finance, for the purpose of fulfilling their duties;
(c) the Auditor General of Nova Scotia, for the purpose of fulfilling duties under the Auditor General Act;
(d) the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, for the purpose of recording in the Registry of Motor Vehicles the name and offence of any young person who is found guilty of a motor vehicle-related offence.
(e) insurers, at the discretion of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles and in accordance with Section 241 of the Motor Vehicle Act and limited to records held by the Registry of Motor Vehicles respecting young persons who have been found guilty of motor vehicle-related offences;
(f) persons employed by the Department of Justice in the Security Programs office, for the purposes of making inquiries and investigation under Section 6 of the Private Investigators and Private Guards Act;
(g) a person employed by a municipality whose duties include the collection of money paid in fines or the collection of statistical data, for the purpose of the collection of the fines or statistical data;
(h) persons employed in the Mi’kmaq Court Worker Program administered by the Mi’kmaq Legal Support Network, for the purpose of providing advice and support to youth offenders;
(i) persons employed in the Victim Services Unit of the Department of Justice for the purposes of carrying out their duties under the Victims’ Rights and Services Act;
(j) the Director of Public Safety and government enforcement agents of the Department of Justice for the purposes of carrying out a responsibility or exercising a power under the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act;
(k) persons engaged in a research project entitled Pathways to Resilience to the extent and in the manner set out in the research agreement between the Province and Dalhousie University;
(l) persons employed by Jemtec Incorporated, Omnilink Incorporated, BI Incorporated, the Salvation Army Correctional and Justice Services Division, and the Commissionaires Great Lakes Region, for the purpose of providing electronic monitoring services of a young person under Jemtec Incorporated’s contracts with the Province.
Section 3 added: O.I.C. 2004-409, N.S. Reg. 218/2004; replaced: O.I.C. 2008-97, N.S. Reg. 104/2008.