News releases from Justice (Page 3)

Improvements to Small Claims Court

Justice

Government is improving access to small claims court and simplifying the process, including waiving fees for low-income Nova Scotians.

Changes to Restorative Justice will Improve Province’s Criminal Justice System

Justice

Nova Scotians impacted by crime will now have greater access to restorative justice – a program that focuses on addressing and resolving the harms and needs of all involved.

Families get Easier Access to Information on Support Payments

Justice

Families who rely on court-ordered child and spousal support payments now have easier access to information on their case files online.

Accès plus facile aux renseignements sur les pensions alimentaires

Justice

Les familles qui reçoivent des versements imposés par le tribunal pour le soutien d'un enfant ou d'un conjoint ont maintenant accès plus facilement aux renseignements sur leur dossier en ligne.

NSLC Named Retailer for Cannabis Edibles, Extracts and Topicals

Finance and Treasury Board / Justice

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) will sell cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals when the products become legal later this year.

Mistaken Release from Custody

Justice

A 72-year-old male inmate was mistakenly released from custody by Sheriff Services at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, following an appearance at the Pictou provincial court.

Applications Open for Crime Prevention Funding

Justice

Nova Scotia communities, organizations and law enforcement agencies can apply for funding to help in their efforts to combat and address the impacts of crime and violence.

Fentanyl Seized at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

Justice

A small amount of fentanyl was seized at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Halifax Regional Municipality on Aug. 8, 2018.

Le gouvernement souhaite connaître l'opinion des gens au sujet des normes d'accessibilité

Justice

Le gouvernement souhaite connaître l'opinion des gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse au sujet des normes d'accessibilité en matière d'éducation et d'environnement bâti.

Province Seeks Input into Accessibility Standards

Justice

Government is seeking input from Nova Scotians to inform accessibility standards for education and the built environment.

New Chair Appointed to Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Justice

The government has appointed Cheryl Knockwood as the new chair of the Human Rights Commission.

2013 Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

Halifax Regional Police and the province are adding the 2013 homicide of Raymond Floyd Peters to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

More Support for Programs to Reduce Crime, Gun Violence

Justice

Nova Scotia law enforcement agencies and community organizations will soon have access to additional funding to reduce crime and gun violence.

Moratorium Placed on Street Checks of Pedestrians, Vehicle Passengers

Justice

Attorney General and Justice Minister Mark Furey today, April 17, directed police across the province to suspend street checks of pedestrians and passengers in motor vehicles until further notice.

2004 Homicide Added to Rewards Program

Justice

The Halifax Regional Police and the province are adding the homicide of Corey William Murphy to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

The RCMP and the province are adding the homicide of Laura Ross to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program. The program offers up to $150,000 to anyone who shares information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the crime.

Action on Street Checks Report

Justice

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Mark Furey today, March 28, directed police across the province to immediately cease using street checks as part of a quota system or performance measurement tool.

Nomination des membres des comités d'élaboration des normes d'accessibilité

Justice

Trente-neuf Néo-Écossais et Néo-Écossaises contribueront à l'élaboration des premières normes d'accessibilité de la province.

Members Named to Accessibility Standard Development Committees

Justice

Thirty-nine Nova Scotians will help develop the province’s first accessibility standards.

Restitution Payments Now Online

Justice

Nova Scotians ordered by the courts to make restitution payments now have the option of paying online.