933 releases issued in the specified time period for Justice
December 10, 2007 1:40 PM
JUSTICE--Bulletin: Increasing Supervision of Offenders, Keeping Communities Safe
High-risk offenders on bail, under house arrest, or under other court orders in our community will now be more closely supervised.
December 10, 2007 1:37 PM
JUSTICE--Bulletin: Effective Laws, Swift Consequences for Breaking Them
December 10, 2007 1:35 PM
JUSTICE--Bulletin: Working with Schools
The Restorative Justice program has shown exceptional results in helping young offenders understand the consequences of their actions and take responsible steps in being accountable for them.
December 10, 2007 1:33 PM
JUSTICE--Bulletin: Intervening with Offenders with Mental Illness
The vast majority of people with mental illness never contemplate or commit crime. However, some people with a mental health illness end up in court in greater need of counselling and treatment than of custody and confrontation.
December 10, 2007 1:30 PM
JUSTICE--Bulletin: Catching Lawbreakers
There are more police across the province who are working on our streets, in our communities and in partnerships focused on crime that is of great concern to Nova Scotians.
December 10, 2007 1:28 PM
JUSTICE--Bulletin: Increasing Support for Victims
December 10, 2007 1:26 PM
JUSTICE--Bulletin: Promoting Responsible Behaviour and Accountability for Youth
Effective intervention should have the right mix of supervision and support.
December 10, 2007 1:24 PM
JUSTICE--Bulletin: Intervening With At-Risk Youth
Interventions that help offenders, particularly youth, understand the impact of their actions on their victims and communities are proving to be particularly effective. The Restorative Justice Program is perhaps the best example. This community-led program will be expanded so more at-risk youth get the support they need to lead productive lives that no longer put their communities at risk.
December 10, 2007 1:20 PM
JUSTICE--Crime Prevention Strategy Launched
Communities across Nova Scotia are getting help to make their neighbourhoods safer places to live, work and raise their families.
December 7, 2007 2:23 PM
JUSTICE--Minister Outlines Taser Review Process
The process of a ministerial review of conductive energy devise (Taser) use and policies in Nova Scotia, was outlined today, Dec. 7, by Justice Minister Cecil Clarke.
November 26, 2007 7:32 PM
JUSTICE--New Legislation Formalizes Class-action Suits in Nova Scotia
The province has introduced legislation to formally allow class-action lawsuits to be filed in Nova Scotia. Although class actions were technically possible, the new legislation clarifies rules and procedures surrounding these kinds of legal proceedings.
November 26, 2007 7:30 PM
JUSTICE--Amendments Introduced to Update Human Rights Act
Amendments have been introduced to update Nova Scotia's Human Rights Act and respond to recommendations from the Human Rights Commission.
November 26, 2007 12:33 PM
JUSTICE--Corrections Officials Complete Critical Incident Review
Corrections officials have completed a review of the circumstances surrounding the death of a 45-year-old man on Thursday, Nov. 22.
November 23, 2007 9:53 AM
JUSTICE--New Tools Added to Fight Crime
New legislation introduced today, Nov. 23, will help police investigate and prevent crime. The bills help address violent crimes, while fighting organized crimes like auto theft and the illegal drug trade.
November 22, 2007 12:22 PM
JUSTICE--Justice Minister Orders Taser Use Review
Justice Minister Cecil Clarke has ordered a ministerial review into the use of Tasers in Nova Scotia. A 45-year-old man died at the Nova Scotia Correctional Facility early this morning, Nov. 22. A Taser had been used by police.
November 21, 2007 2:58 PM
JUSTICE--Report Shows Court Security Effective
People using courts feel safe and disturbances are rare, a review of provincial court security released today, Nov. 21, shows.
November 20, 2007 4:45 PM
JUSTICE--Taser Policies Reinforced
The need to ensure that people who may use Tasers on the job are aware of policies and procedures is being reinforced by the Justice Department.
November 20, 2007 9:43 AM
JUSTICE--Justice Minister Welcomes Youth Criminal Justice Act Amendments
Nova Scotia Justice Minister Cecil Clarke is calling on all members of Parliament and senators to support amendments to the Youth Criminal Justice Act introduced Monday, Nov. 19, by federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson.
November 16, 2007 2:44 PM
JUSTICE--Minister Raises Nova Scotia Concerns at National Meeting
Nova Scotians' concerns about crime and public safety were front and centre during meetings this week of federal, provincial and territorial justice ministers.
November 1, 2007 3:35 PM
JUSTICE--Justice Minister Brings Nova Scotia Concerns to Ottawa
Nova Scotia Justice Minister Cecil Clarke will be in Ottawa Friday, Nov. 2, to discuss justice issues with federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson.