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This section has various legal resources including legal aid, and forensic resources. Forensic resources refers to resources for individuals with mental health problems who have had troubles with the law. This is not an exhaustive list of resources and services, but highlights those which might be of interest to individuals with mental health issues.

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Publicly Funded / Free Services

The Elizabeth Fry Society is an organization dedicated to serve women from all walks of life, not only those in prison. It provides a safe, healing environment ... more
2786 Agricola Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 4E1 Map
902-454-5041 x18776191354
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Women of all ages are referred to the our organization by officials working in the criminal justice system including lawyers, medical professionals, social ... more
2352 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS, B3K 3B9 Map
1-902-454-5041
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CAEFS is an association of self-governing, community-based Elizabeth Fry Societies that work with and for women and girls in the justice system, particularly ... more
151 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5H3 Map
613-238-2422
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This website is designed to provide information, contacts and support to police officers and police services, as well as to the mental health services in their ... more
ON, Canada
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Family Mediation Canada is an interdisciplinary association of lawyers, social workers, human services and health care professionals, working together, ... more
55 Northfield Drive East, Waterloo, ON, N2K 3T6 Map
1-877-200-5519 x5853118
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The John Howard Society of Canada is a federation of provincial and local societies comprised of people whose mission is "safe, effective and humane responses ... more
800 Blackburn Mews, Kingston, ON, K7P 2N6 Map
613-384-6272
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1. Custody and Access (of Children)

Custody and access refers to the process of making informed determinations about custody and access in order to serve the best interests of the child.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Without our services provided, many economically-disadvantaged Nova Scotians would not have their individual rights and freedoms and the rights and freedoms of ... more
5475 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, B3J 3T2 Map
1-902-420-6583
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2. Forensic resources

Resources for people with mental health needs who are having problems with the law.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

We are in partnership with: * IWK Health Centre * QE II Health Sciences Centre * Dartmouth General Hospital * Cobequid Community Health ... more
1526 Dresden Row, Halifax, NS, B3J 3K3 Map
1-902-422-4240
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Without our services provided, many economically-disadvantaged Nova Scotians would not have their individual rights and freedoms and the rights and freedoms of ... more
5475 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, B3J 3T2 Map
1-902-420-6583
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3. Legal Aid

Legal aid provides free legal advice or free legal representation available, in certain cases, for people who are unable to pay for it themselves. For example, if you need a lawyer, but cannot pay for one, you may qualify for legal aid.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

We are the first legal Service for poor people in our community, the oldest clinical law program in Canada as well as the only community law clinic in Nova ... more
2209 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS Map
1-902-423-8105
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Without our services provided, many economically-disadvantaged Nova Scotians would not have their individual rights and freedoms and the rights and freedoms of ... more
5475 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, B3J 3T2 Map
1-902-420-6583
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4. Other Legal Resources

This section has legal resources that do not fit into other categories.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

We offer practical assistance for children and families through Community and Family Services. We provide shelter and support to secure housing for homeless ... more
7071 Bayers Rd, Halifax, NS, B3L 2C2 Map
1-902-455-1201
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Our government takes a strong stand against senior abuse. Older adults have the right to live safely and manage their own affairs. When someone violates ... more
NS, Canada
1-877-833-3377
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The Public Trustee is committed to the proper administration of estates of deceased persons, incompetent persons, children, and missing persons. It is also ... more
ON, Canada
902-424-7760
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Catchment: Nova Scotia
This is a directory of all self-help groups in Nova Scotia.
Posted: May 31, 2012
Language: EN
Catchment: Nova Scotia
Comprehensive guide to mental health for families along with listings of resources in Nova Scotia. Produced by Community Mental Health together with the Healthy Minds Cooperative and family members of people living with mental illness.
Posted: Jul 7, 2013
Language: EN
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