Department of Justice

The Department of Justice is responsible for administering the province’s justice system. We support peoples rights, safety and access to justice through the department’s programs and services. We also provide legal services to government and its departments and agencies.

We oversee policing and public safety, and manage the court system and correctional services. We also provide victim services to the victims of crimes, enforce court-ordered and spousal support payments and manage the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner service.

Responsibilities and more about us

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