Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services
Supervised Access and Exchange (Nova Scotia)
Type of service
The Supervised Access and Exchange Program provides a safe, neutral, child-focussed setting for supervised access and exchange in high conflict situations, or in situations where safety is a concern. The safety of children, parents and those providing the service is paramount.
Pilot or ongoing service
The Nova Scotia Department of Justice contracts with outside service providers who offer this service.
How to access this service
Supervised access and exchange must be court ordered and is limited to a specified period of time.
Supervised access and exchange in Nova Scotia is offered in the Halifax Regional Municipality, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Bridgewater, Amherst, Pictou-New Glasgow, Yarmouth and Kentville.
[ Service(s) offered ]
Information on the Supervised Access and Exchange Program can be found at http://www.nsfamilylaw.ca/services/court/supervised-accessexchange.
Governing legislation/legislative authority
Judicially determined through court orders made under applicable custody, access, or parenting legislation.
To access this service, contact the justice center which is responsible for the file. Contact information about the various justice centers in Nova Scotia may be found at: http://www.gov.ns.ca/just/Court_Services/justice_centres.asp
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