News releases from Justice issued in the specified time period (Page 18)

Consultations on Family Law Changes Begin


The province is asking Nova Scotians to give feedback on legal reforms that will help ensure that families going through a break-up have modern and clear laws governing child custody and access.

Construction Begins on New Medical Examiner's Facility


A new provincial medical examiner's facility will meet the growing need for autopsies, improve services for families who have lost loved ones and will help to train doctors.

Correctional Officers, Sheriffs Pitch In to Help Charities


Correctional officers and deputy sheriffs have again joined forces to make a Nova Scotia child's wish come true.

Investigation to Examine Police Actions Related to Victoria Paul


The province has ordered an independent investigation into the arrest and detention of Victoria Rose Paul by the Truro Police Service on Aug. 28, 2009.

Drug Seizure at Southwest Nova Scotia Correctional Facility


A package was found on the roof of the Southwest Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Yarmouth and another was thrown into an exercise area later in the day on Saturday, Aug. 13, Department of Justice officials said today, Aug. 14.

Justice Officials to Investigate Disturbance at Cape Breton Correctional Facility


Department of Justice officials are investigating an early morning disturbance today, Aug. 4, at the Cape Breton Correctional Facility in Sydney.

Attorney General Announces Judicial Appointment


Attorney General and Justice Minister Ross Landry has announced the appointment of Paul Scovil as a new judge to the family and provincial courts today, Aug. 2.

Review of Offender-to-Offender Assault Complete


A review of an incident between two offenders at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility found that correctional staff responses were appropriate and in accordance with policies and procedures.

New Medical Examiner's Facility Will Benefit Families


The province is investing in a new, modern medical examiner's facility for Nova Scotia.

Inmate Dies in Custody


An inmate died today, July 25, at about 4:30 a.m. at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside.

More Aid for Storm Victims

Justice / Emergency Management Office

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE--More Aid for Storm Victims -----------------------------------------------------------------Nova Scotians affected by a severe storm that battered Cape Breton and coastal areas of the province from Dec. 20 and 22 will have help getting their lives back in order.

Nova Scotia Begins Process to Recover Health-care Costs from Tobacco Industry


Nova Scotia is taking steps to hold the tobacco industry accountable for past actions that led to increased tobacco use in the province.

International Conference on Restorative Justice in Halifax


Experts from around the world are meeting in Halifax on June 15-17 to talk about an approach to justice that gives people a real opportunity to put right what they have done wrong.

First Case Launched Under Civil Forfeiture Law


The province has launched the first court case under new legislation that helps make sure that crime doesn't pay.

Justice Seeks Feedback on Changes to Modernize Legislation


The legal community, professional associations and other interested Nova Scotians are being asked for their input on proposed changes to the Limitation of Actions Act.

Province, HRM, Police Discuss Violence


Municipal and policing partners in Halifax met with Ross Landry, Minister of Justice, on Wednesday, June 8, to again focus on enhancing public safety after recent incidents of violence and firearms use.

Stronger Guidelines for Conducted Energy Weapons


Justice Minister Ross Landry has strengthened provincial guidelines on the use of conducted energy weapons, commonly known as Tasers, to help ensure the health and safety of people involved in Nova Scotia's justice system.

Community Organizations Get Funding for Crime Prevention


The province is providing funding to 54 organizations to prevent and reduce crime in their communities.

Minister Recognizes Leaders in Crime Prevention


Nova Scotians working to prevent crime and make their communities safer were recognized at 25th Annual Atlantic Crime Prevention Conference in Halifax recently.

Province Releases Plan to Improve Care in Custody

Health and Wellness / Justice

Stronger partnerships and better training are key elements of the province's plan to improve care in custody for persons living with mental illness.