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COVERDALE COURTWORK SOCIETY

Improving Access to Justice in Nova Scotia

Coverdale wants to spread our message of equity and empathy. We believe in policies, practices, and programs that are relational and promote healthy connections to children, family, and communities. Most women in contact with the criminal justice system have experienced social exclusion caused by physical or sexual abuse, mental illness, poverty, homelessness, racism, and/or a history of trauma. Criminalized women also often report histories of addictions, self-injury, or attempted suicide. At Coverdale we work to prevent and address the causes and consequences of criminal justice involvement through innovation, collaboration, advocacy and support. Our team works tirelessly each day to contribute to making our communities safer, stronger and more just.