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Restorative Justice Week Starts Nov. 20

Justice

November 18, 2016 2:38 PM

JUSTICE–-Restorative Justice Week Starts Nov. 20
NOTE: The National Restorative Justice symposium runs Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water St. Media are welcome.
The National Restorative Justice Symposium, beginning Monday, Nov.21, in Halifax, is one of the highlights of Restorative Justice Week in Nova Scotia.

Consultation en cours au sujet de la nouvelle loi sur la tutelle des adultes

Justice

November 14, 2016 2:22 PM

JUSTICE--Consultation en cours au sujet de la nouvelle loi sur la tutelle des adultes
Les Néo-Écossais sont invités à contribuer à l'élaboration de la nouvelle loi qui vise à mieux protéger les droits des personnes vulnérables qui font l'objet d'une ordonnance de tutelle.

Consultation Underway Into New Adult Guardianship Legislation

Justice

November 14, 2016 2:16 PM

JUSTICE--Consultation Underway Into New Adult Guardianship Legislation
Nova Scotians are invited to help shape new legislation to better protect the rights of vulnerable people under adult guardianship orders.

Death in Correctional Services Custody

Justice

November 7, 2016 1:54 PM

JUSTICE--Death in Correctional Services Custody
A 38-year-old man found unresponsive in his cell on Nov. 2 at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth died at the Dartmouth General Hospital today, Nov. 7.

Time Falls Back On Nov. 6

Justice

November 3, 2016 11:54 AM

JUSTICE--Time Falls Back On Nov. 6
Nova Scotians may want to adjust their alarm clocks before bed this Sunday, Nov.6, as they gain an hour when daylight savings time ends.

Legislation Will Strengthen Enforcement, Collection of Child and Spousal Support

Justice

October 25, 2016 1:18 PM

JUSTICE--Legislation Will Strengthen Enforcement, Collection of Child and Spousal Support
Legislation introduced today, Oct. 25, will strengthen the province's ability to collect court-ordered support payments owed to children and spouses.

Two Missing Persons Cases Added to Rewards Program

Justice

October 13, 2016 9:24 AM

JUSTICE--Two Missing Persons Cases Added to Rewards Program
Police and the provincial government are hoping to receive more information about the disappearances of Daniel Baker and Ian MacKeigan through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Victims of Crime Receive More Funding for Support Services

Justice

October 12, 2016 10:04 AM

JUSTICE--Victims of Crime Receive More Funding for Support Services
Victims of crime in Nova Scotia will benefit from a new $3.75 million multi-year agreement announced today, Oct. 12.

Independent Review of Investigation Into Death of Samantha Mercer Concludes

Justice

September 14, 2016 11:18 AM

JUSTICE--Independent Review of Investigation Into Death of Samantha Mercer Concludes
The independent review of the investigation into the death of Samantha Mercer more than a decade ago has concluded.

New Police Complaints Commissioner Appointed

Justice

September 14, 2016 9:57 AM

JUSTICE--New Police Complaints Commissioner Appointed
Judith McPhee is Nova Scotia's newest police complaints commissioner.

Crime Prevention Awards Nominations

Justice

September 9, 2016 12:18 PM

JUSTICE--Crime Prevention Awards Nominations
The nomination deadline for the Minister's Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention has been extended until Friday, Sept. 30.

Nouvelle nomination à la magistrature

Justice

September 1, 2016 1:54 PM

JUSTICE--Nouvelle nomination à la magistrature
Diana Whalen, procureure générale et ministre de la Justice, a annoncé la nomination d'Alain Bégin, de Truro, comme juge de la Cour provinciale et du Tribunal de la famille. La nomination de M. Bégin a eu lieu aujourd'hui 1er septembre.

New Judicial Appointment Announced

Justice

September 1, 2016 1:47 PM

JUSTICE--New Judicial Appointment Announced
Attorney General and Justice Minister Diana Whalen has announced the appointment of Alain Bégin of Truro, as the newest judge of the provincial and family courts. Mr. Bégin was appointed today, Sept. 1.

Restorative Justice in Nova Scotia, Op-Ed Piece

Justice

June 28, 2016 2:09 PM

JUSTICE--Restorative Justice in Nova Scotia, Op-Ed Piece
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Justice Minister Diana Whalen.
Today, June 28, Halifax is hosting day two of the International Restorative Justice Conference.

Review into Death of Inmate at the Cape Breton Correctional Facility Completed

Justice

June 27, 2016 2:01 PM

JUSTICE--Review into Death of Inmate at the Cape Breton Correctional Facility Completed
The Department of Justice has completed an internal review into the death of an offender at the Cape Breton Correctional Facility on Jan. 31. Jason LeBlanc, 42, was admitted the afternoon of Jan. 30 and was found unresponsive in his cell at 2:30 a.m. and pronounced dead by Emergency Health Services personnel at 2:45 a.m. An autopsy conducted by the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service found the cause of death to be a drug overdose.

Crime Prevention Award Nominations Open

Justice

May 30, 2016 11:04 AM

JUSTICE--Crime Prevention Award Nominations Open
Nova Scotians can help recognize someone dedicated to preventing crime in their community by nominating them for a Minister's Award for Leadership in Crime Prevention.

May 31 is Deadline for Maintenance Enforcement Act Online Submissions

Justice

May 25, 2016 9:56 AM

JUSTICE--May 31 is Deadline for Maintenance Enforcement Act Online Submissions
The province continues to seek feedback from Nova Scotians on how to strengthen legislation and improve enforcement of court-ordered child and spousal support payments.

Province to Improve Civil Weddings Program

Justice

May 10, 2016 12:19 PM

JUSTICE--Province to Improve Civil Weddings Program
More Nova Scotians will soon be able to get married by a justice of the peace. Government is improving the Civil Weddings Program and increasing the number of justices of the peace who can perform a civil wedding.

Four Recent Homicide Cases Added to Rewards Program

Justice

May 3, 2016 12:30 PM

JUSTICE--Four Recent Homicide Cases Added to Rewards Program
Police and the provincial government are taking additional steps to help solve the recent homicides of four young men in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Domestic Violence Court Continues in Sydney

Justice

May 2, 2016 12:54 PM

JUSTICE--Domestic Violence Court Continues in Sydney
As part of Budget 2016-2017, the province is continuing to help victims of domestic violence by renewing its investment in the domestic violence court in Sydney.

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