Service Description

Through the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program, those who have been affected by criminal harms (individuals and community) have the opportunity to work with those responsible or who contributed to what happened together with others who can offer support to consider the contexts, causes, circumstances, and impacts of an incident.

The program is delivered by a network of community-based agencies. More information is available on the website.


Participation in the program is voluntary

The process used for restorative justice will depend on: The circumstances of a case • When the case is referred to restorative justice • Any traditions or preferences of the participants

Application Process

Contact information for all community-based agencies that deliver restorative justice programs across Nova Scotia can be found at:

Restorative options are available at 4 key entry points in the justice system: Referral by police officers • Referral by Crown Attorneys • Referral by judges • Referral by Correctional Services or Victims’ Services staff

Documents Required



No fees

Languages Offered

English • Online information in French

Coverage Area

Nova Scotia

Government of Nova Scotia – Department of Justice

Halifax NS
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Coverage Area

Nova Scotia