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

Constable Trudy Pike, RCMP, Halifax, is the 2023 John Dunlop Award recipient

Trudy was posted to Nova Scotia in 2017. For 5 years she has served as a Halifax School Resource Officer and a highly valued member of the RCMP Community Action Response Team. Trudy has established a strong rapport with schools, students, and the families of youth at risk through trust, respect and understanding. The broad scope…

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2023-2024 Annual Report Available

Our Annual report for 2023/2024 is now available. To view or download the file in PDF format you may use the link below. 2023-2024 Annual Report

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NSCJA Annual General Meeting

The NSCJA Annual General Meeting Save the Date is scheduled for May 27th 2024. Please save the date if you are interested in attending. AGM Details Monday May 27th5:00pmBMO Community RoomHalifax Central Library Please RSVP by midnight on Sunday May 19th by emailing so that we have sufficient refreshments for everyone. Light Refreshments will…

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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