News releases from Justice (Page 1)

New Police Complaints Commissioner Appointed

Justice

Patrick Curran has been appointed Nova Scotia’s new police complaints commissioner.

Province Increases Number of Sex Offender Registration Sites

Justice

Government is committed to supporting safer communities. That is why there will soon be more sex offender registration sites to support police in conducting investigations.

Online Dispute Resolution for Family Legal Matters a First in Canada

Justice / Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Nova Scotians now have improved access to the courts for resolving family legal matters.

Governments Establish Joint Public Inquiry in Response to April Tragedy

Justice

The joint public inquiry in response to the April tragedy in Nova Scotia has been established and the commissioners will now begin their work.

Community Crime Prevention Funding Awarded

Justice

Art and pop culture are being used by a Halifax group to fight and address the impacts of crime and violence.

Satellite Courtrooms Secured for HRM Criminal Jury Trials

Justice

Criminal jury trials will be able to resume safely in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) with the creation of two new satellite courtrooms for the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.

Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

Government is offering a reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the homicide of 45-year-old Jason Andrew Smith.

Statement from Mark Furey, Minister of Justice and Attorney General

Justice

I have heard from family members and many Nova Scotians who are opposed to a joint review of the tragic events of April 18 and 19 and would prefer a joint public inquiry.

Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia Announce Joint Review of Nova Scotia Tragedy

Justice

The tragedy that occurred on April 18 and 19 in Nova Scotia left families and communities across the province suffering unimaginable trauma, pain and loss.

Two New Judges Appointed to Provincial and Family Court

Justice

NOTE: Photos of the judges are available at https://novascotia.ca/news/photos/2020/07/09/1/

Inmate in Custody

Justice

The inmate who escaped from the Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Pictou County, Friday, June 5, is now in police custody.

Inmate Escapes from Northeast Correctional Facility

Justice

An inmate escaped from the Northeast Correctional Facility near New Glasgow today, at about 8-8:30 p.m.

Correctional Facilities Take Further Acton to Prevent Covid-19

Justice / COVID - 19

To help further prevent COVID-19 from impacting inmates and staff at correctional facilities, 41 people who are serving intermittent sentences in the province’s four adult correctional facilities will be released on temporary absence.

All Visits to Correctional Facilities Suspended to Prevent COVID-19

Justice / COVID - 19

In the interest of the health and safety of inmates, their families, Correctional Services staff and the public, Nova Scotia’s correctional facilities will be closed to all visitors until further notice, effective immediately.

Changes to Correctional Facilities Visits to Prevent COVID-19

Justice / COVID - 19

In the interest of the health and safety of inmates, their families, Correctional Services staff and the public, Nova Scotia’s correctional facilities will be closed to volunteer organizations until further notice, effective immediately.

Sergeant-at-Arms Made Peace Officer for Province House

Justice

To help ensure the continued safety and security of those who work in or visit the provincial legislature, the sergeant-at-arms at Province House, will be made a peace officer.

Lawyers Appointed to the Queen’s Counsel

Justice

Fourteen of the province’s top lawyers are being awarded the prestigious Queen’s counsel (QC) designation.

Better Support for Those Who Use Legal Aid

Justice

Changes introduced to the Legal Aid Act today, Feb. 25, will support thousands of Nova Scotians who need help with legal matters and rely on the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission.

Province Seeks Input into Parenting and Support Act

Justice

Government is inviting Nova Scotians to share their views on proposed changes to the province’s parenting and support laws.

La Province invite les commentaires au sujet de la loi sur le rôle parental et les pensions alimentaires

Justice

Le gouvernement invite les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse à soumettre leurs commentaires au sujet des changements proposés à la loi provinciale qui régit le rôle parental et les pensions alimentaires.