The province is investing $900,000 to help deal with intimate partner violence.
The intimate partner violence intervention act tabled last winter allows victims to apply to a designated official for an emergency order to help them get out of an abusive situation.
These include exclusive occupation of a residence, temporary possession of personal property, no-contact provisions, temporary custody of kids and seizure of weapons.
Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry says legislation tabled this week will create the role of new officials who will be responsible for hearing these applications 24/7.
The announcement was made at the Muriel McQueen Ferguson Centre for Family Violence Research in Fredericton.