News releases from Justice issued in the specified time period (Page 8)

Correctional Services Act Modernizes Practices

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Amendments introduced today, Oct. 2, to the Correctional Services Act, better reflect current practices and technology.

Family Court Services Expanded for all Nova Scotians

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Families outside Halifax and Cape Breton will soon have better access to justice services with rule changes for family court.

First Reward for Major Unsolved Crime to be Paid

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A family has answers and a crime has been solved, thanks to information received by Nova Scotia's Reward for Major Unsolved Crime Program. This week, the program paid its first reward of $150,000, the maximum under the program.

Grandparents' Rights Legislation Takes Effect Sept. 1

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Grandparents seeking access to their grandchildren will have a simpler court process as of Sept. 1.

New Judge Appointed for Halifax

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Daniel MacRury is Nova Scotia's newest provincial and family court judge in Halifax.

New FOIPOP Review Officer Appointed

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Catherine Tully of Ottawa has been appointed Nova Scotia's new freedom of information and protection of privacy review officer.

Access Committee to Improve Justice System

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Leaders in the provincial justice system are working together to make the system better for Nova Scotians.

Tentative Settlement Reached in Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children Case

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The government has reached a tentative settlement with former residents of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.

Government Seeks Input on Changes to Family Law

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Nova Scotians are invited to share their views on proposed updates to laws that affect families experiencing separation or custody issues.

Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

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Government is hoping to receive information about the death of Kevin Martin through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Court-monitored Drug Treatment Program Piloted in Kings County

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New sentencing options and treatment programs will soon be available in Kings County for people whose addictions lead to criminal behaviour.

1985 Double Homicide Added to Rewards Program

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Government is hoping to receive information about the deaths of Jack and Micheline Hulme through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Serious Incident Response Team Strengthens Operations

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Amendments introduced today, April 15, will help continue the success of the team that investigates serious incidents involving police.

Working With Communities to Address Gun Violence

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Trained "interrupters" will work in communities to prevent gun violence before it happens, under a new program launched today, April 11, in Halifax Regional Municipality.

Legislation Simplifies Handling a Loved One's Estate

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Legislative changes introduced today, April 9, will help bring faster closure for families handling an estate after the loss of a loved one.

2013 Murder Case Added to Rewards Program

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Government is hoping to receive more information about the death of Matthew Sudds through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Des prix pour des chefs de file de la prévention du crime dans les collectivités

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Un organisme qui sensibilise la population au problème des homicides perpétrés au sein des familles est un des dix lauréats des Prix de la ministre pour le leadership en prévention du crime.

Awards Honour Community Crime Prevention Leaders

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An organization that raises awareness and education about domestic homicides is one of 10 recipients of a Minister's Award for Leadership and Crime Prevention.

Subventions pour la prévention et la réduction du crime dans les communautés

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Un programme de loisirs qui offre aux jeunes la chance d'acquérir de nouvelles compétences est l'un des 36 organismes récipiendaires d'un financement pour la prévention du crime.

Community Crime Prevention and Reduction Grants Awarded

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A recreation program that provides youth with a chance to learn new skills is one of 36 organizations receiving crime prevention funding.