• Be the Peace Institute presents "The Power of Our Voices"
  • NSCJA Learning Event held on May 6
  • 2016 Student Award Presented
  • International Restorative Conference comes to Halifax
  • 2016 Learning Event announced
  • Student Awards 2017
  • NSCJA Student Award 2016

Welcome to our website

The Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association is a non-governmental provincial association, an affiliate of the Canadian Criminal Justice Association founded in 1919.

The NSCJA is one of the largest affiliates of the Canadian Criminal Justice Association. Our members include individuals working in all components of the justice system as well as our partners in the fields of health, education and social services.

We are involved in a range of activities aimed at promoting a humane, equitable and effective criminal justice system.

Learning Events

We host learning events to support the development of the Nova Scotia criminal justice community.


John Dunlop Award

Awarded annually to a member of the criminal justice system.

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Student Award

Our annual student award for those studying in a social justice field in Nova Scotia.


Benefits of membership

  • Participate in our learning events at no cost or a reduced fee
  • Gain insights into the criminal justice system in Nova Scotia and across Canada
  • Membership in the Canadian Criminal Justice Association
  • Opportunity to influence and advocate for positive change in criminal justice
  • Network with other criminal and social justice professionals, students, and contributors
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