The Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association is a non-governmental provincial association involved in a range of activities aimed at promoting an equitable and effective criminal justice system.

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The NSCJA 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.

Our Programs

  Learning Events

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

Upcoming Events
Past Events

  John Dunlop Award

Awarded annually to a member of the criminal justice system.

Information and Application
See past John Dunlop Award winners

  Student Award

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

Information and Application
See past Student Award winners

News & Events

Call for Applications and Nominations to the Board of Directors
Call for Applications and Nominations to the Board of Directors

The Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association (NSCJA) is seeking members of the Association to join its Board of Directors. A slate of re-offering and new Board members is put forward at each Annual General meeting which is held in late May. NSCJA is looking for new Board Members who are interested in joining one of…

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Be Part of the Conversation Schedule
Join us for Conversations in your Community

The Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association (NSCJA) will be hosting community conversations on drug use in the Halifax region during February 2023. Join the NSCJA’s president, Sharon Martin, at one of the community conversations: Sharon will share with you what was learned during our recent public symposium at the Woodlawn Public Library and will be…

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Be Part of the Conversation Event
Be Part of the Conversation Launch Event

The Launch Event was held January 19th was a success. The in-person event was well attended and others viewed the event on-line. Our panel related lived experience and discussed a number of issues including addiction support and treatment, housing, addiction stigmas as well as fielded a few questions and comments from attendees. The event can…

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Join Us

Our members include individuals working in all areas of the justice system as well as our partners in the fields of health, education, and social services.

Student Memberships are also available.

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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
  • Opportunity to influence and advocate for positive change in criminal justice
  • Network with other criminal and social justice professionals, students, and contributors