Children, Seniors and Social Development

Justice Help

Human Rights Commission

Helps people understand and comply with the Human Rights Code. This Code protects people from discrimination. For more help, call one of the telephone numbers, email the address or visit the website below.

(709) 729-2709 or 1-800-563-5808
humanrights@gov.nl.ca
www.justice.gov.nl.ca/hrc/

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Child and Youth Advocate (House of Assembly)

Provides advocacy services on the rights and interests of children and youth. For more help, call one of the telephone numbers, email the address or visit the website below.

(709) 753-3888 OR 1-877-753-3888
TTY: (709) 753-4366
office@ChildAndYouthAdvocate.nl.ca
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Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Public Complaints Commission

Investigates complaints against members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. A complaint has to be registered within six months of the alleged incident. Complaint forms are available at the website below. For more help call the number or e-mail the address below.

(709) 729-0950
RNCComplaintsCommission@gov.nl.ca
www.gov.nl.ca/rncpcc

For more information on provincial programs and services visit www.gov.nl.ca Click on Departments/Agencies and then click on the department responsible for the program you are looking for.

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Citizen's Representative (House ofAssembly)

Investigates decisions, acts or omissions by the Provincial Government. This is done in situations where there are no other appeal options. For more help, call the telephone number, email the address or visit the website below.

(709)-729-7647 OR 1-800-559-0079
citrep@gov.nl.ca
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Legal Aid Commission (Justice)

This program helps people who have legal problems and cannot afford a private lawyer.

Help may be provided with such matters as Family Law, Criminal Law and Youth Corrections. Help is also available for appeals if the case has merit. Legal Aid also assists people having trouble with agencies such as the Workplace Health and Safety Compensation Commission, Canada Pension Plan, the Immigration and Refugee Board, and Advanced Education and Skills.

Legal Aid can help explain who is eligible for assistance with such matters as noted above. For more help, or to find the nearest office of the Legal Aid Commission, call (709) 753-7860 or 1-800-563-9911.

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Victim Services (Justice)

Helps victims of crime, especially victims of violent crimes. Services are free of charge. Services can include: court information, support, court preparation, referrals to community services and counseling. For more help, call the telephone number or email the address below.

(709) 729-7970
victimservices@gov.nl.ca

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Family Justice Services (Justice)

Assists people to work out their custody, access, child support and spousal/partner support issues without having to go through a court hearing.

Services include:

  • Information sessions
  • Dispute resolution services
  • Counseling for adults and children

For more information call of the following numbers:

St. John's - 1-709-729-1183
Carbonear - 1-709-945-3220
Clarenville - 1-709-466-4036
Marystown - 1-709-891-4137
Gander - 1-709-256-1205
Grand Falls-Windsor - 1-709-292-1194
Lewisporte - 1-709-535-3212
Corner Brook - 1-709-634-4174
Stephenville - 1-709-643-8358
Happy Valley Goose Bay - 1-709-896-7904
Wabush - 1-709-282-5243

For more information on provincial programs and services visit www.gov.nl.ca Click on Departments/Agencies and then click on the department responsible for the program you are looking for.

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Support Enforcement Program (Justice)

Helps to ensure that court ordered child support is paid. This program collects and distributes court-ordered funds for support, maintenance or alimony. For more help, call (709) 637-2608.

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Emergency Protection Orders (Justice)

Emergency Protection Orders are short-term Court Orders (maximum of 90 days) that can place immediate conditions on a person in order to protect a victim of violence. For further information, contact your local police detachment or the nearest Provincial Court.

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