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Family Justice Services Division delivers services that promote the timely and just resolution of family disputes within a comprehensive family justice system.
FJSD is responsible for:
The Justice Access Centre (JAC) - the JAC helps with family and civil law issues such as separation, divorce, income security, employment, housing or debt.
Dispute resolution - Division staff provide information on the rights and responsibilities of people who are separating or divorcing about:
Family Justice Counsellors are accredited family mediators who provide mediation and conciliation services primarily to people of modest means. FJCs also help their clients to prepare provincial court documents.
Parenting after Separation (PAS) program - PAS is a three hour session where information is delivered, at no charge, to participants about:
Child Custody and Access Assessments - A limited number of assessments of parental capacity are prepared upon order of the court to assist the court in determining child custody and access matters. For more information contact the Family Justice Centre location nearest you.
Rule 5 Family Justice Registry Project - A new family court case management scheme is being piloted to increase the availability of early, collaborative, non-adversarial settlement opportunities. With the assistance of federal contributions, the province provides the following services in seven communities: