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Programs & Services

North Eastern Region

Restorative Justice Program

This program is for young offenders aged 12-17 and is focused on holding the offender accountable in a more meaningful way, repairing the harm done by the offence, reintegrating the offender into the community, and achieving a sense of healing for both the victim and the community.

Community Workplace Program

The Society supervises and overseas the Community Work Program (CWP) and Fine Options Program (FOP) in the North Eastern Region for youth and adult offenders on behalf of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice - Corrections Division.

Community Service Orders
As a sentencing option available to the Courts, a youth or adult offender may be required to provide a specified number of hours of unpaid community service work within a given time frame. In the case of those who have it as a condition of their Probation Order these hours must be completed within the time frame that the Court has directed.

Fine Options Program
As an alternative means to paying a fine, the program allows adultsl to satisfy a fine by performing volunteer wok for non-profit or community organizations.

Other Initiatives

Staff at the North Eastern office are trained facilitators for "Breaking the Cycle of Anger" and the "Voices Program", a program associated with strengthening young women. They plan to offer sessions in these areas as funding permits.

They have also been active in the Crime Prevention initiative for using “Restorative Approaches in Schools”. This program is unique as it involves a collaborative partnership between two government departments, the Department of Justice and Education. Restorative Approaches in schools is being introduced across the province, with many pilot sites already offering this program. The North Eastern office is working with the Chignecto Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) as part of their catchment area includes part of the area covered by the North Eastern Office.

The areas of focus within the schools are:

The joint venture between Justice and Education is a very new concept and we have been working diligently with each other to support the growth of Restorative Approaches in the province, which should have a large impact on the community as a whole.

Record Suspension Application Process

On a case by case basis we may be able to offer guidance through the record suspension application process. To assess your own eligibility for a record suspension, review this form:

Record Suspension Eligibility Assessment