News releases from Justice issued in the specified time period (Page 30)

Bulletin: Working with Schools

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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.

Bulletin: Intervening with Offenders with Mental Illness

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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.

Bulletin: Catching Lawbreakers

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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.

Bulletin: Increasing Support for Victims

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Helping Children

Bulletin: Promoting Responsible Behaviour and Accountability for Youth

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Effective intervention should have the right mix of supervision and support.

Bulletin: Intervening With At-Risk Youth

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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.

Crime Prevention Strategy Launched

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Communities across Nova Scotia are getting help to make their neighbourhoods safer places to live, work and raise their families.

Minister Outlines Taser Review Process

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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.

New Legislation Formalizes Class-action Suits in Nova Scotia

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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.

Amendments Introduced to Update Human Rights Act

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Amendments have been introduced to update Nova Scotia's Human Rights Act and respond to recommendations from the Human Rights Commission.

Corrections Officials Complete Critical Incident Review

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Corrections officials have completed a review of the circumstances surrounding the death of a 45-year-old man on Thursday, Nov. 22.

New Tools Added to Fight Crime

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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.

Justice Minister Orders Taser Use Review

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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.

Report Shows Court Security Effective

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People using courts feel safe and disturbances are rare, a review of provincial court security released today, Nov. 21, shows.

Taser Policies Reinforced

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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.

Justice Minister Welcomes Youth Criminal Justice Act Amendments

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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.

Minister Raises Nova Scotia Concerns at National Meeting

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Nova Scotians' concerns about crime and public safety were front and centre during meetings this week of federal, provincial and territorial justice ministers.

Justice Minister Brings Nova Scotia Concerns to Ottawa

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Nova Scotia Justice Minister Cecil Clarke will be in Ottawa Friday, Nov. 2, to discuss justice issues with federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson.

Ministers Meet to Discuss Youth Criminal Justice Act Amendments

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Nova Scotia Justice Minister Murray Scott said he is looking forward to improvements to the Youth Criminal Justice Act after a meeting today, Oct. 9, with Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson.

Minister Issues Directive

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Nova Scotia's Attorney General and Justice Minister Murray Scott has issued a directive to the Public Prosecution Service to ensure everything possible is done to protect public safety and security.