We sponsor research to bring about change in how women and girls are dealt with in the criminal justice system


Fellow Jean O'Neill presenting at Queen's University, Belfast

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - 11:14am

Jean O'Neill's findings were presented at a major event on Monday 6th at Queen's University Belfast. Her presentation was responded to by Cheryl Lamond, the Director of the Probation Board for...

Image of fellow Jean O'Neill

Sunday, 22 May 2016 - 11:58am

Today we're delighted to publish fellow Jean O'Neill's work on women's transition from custody.  Jean is based in Northern Ireland and her report has particular importance for the Northern Ireland...

Image of fellow Kirsty tate

Sunday, 22 May 2016 - 11:50am

Following a very successful seminar on her research findings, the society has published the full report, executive summary and abstract for Kirsty Tate's research on sex workers and disclosure....

Image of fellow Gareth Hole

Friday, 13 May 2016 - 5:36pm

Yesterday marked the publication of the first of five fellowship research findings reports by the Society.  Gareth Hole's work on 'Probation officers' accounts of practice with women convicted of...

Image of fellow Tracey McMahon

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 - 3:11pm

Tracey McMahon, one of our current fellows, has contributed to the government Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into Support for Ex-offenders.  You can read her submission below......  

Image of the RJC Report on use of RJ with women who offend

Friday, 1 April 2016 - 1:25pm

On Wednesday 31st March Griffins Society Director, Chris Leeson attended the launch of the Restorative Justice Council's new research report, 'Making restorative justice work for women who...

Griffins graphic image of woman and strapline

Monday, 7 March 2016 - 4:27pm

We are now inviting applications for the 2016-17 Griffins Research Fellowship Programme!  For information on how to apply and an application form, visit How to Apply.

The deadline for completed...

Griffins strapline and graphic woman

Thursday, 3 March 2016 - 2:53pm

The Justice Select Committee has published the society's submission to their inquiry on the use of Restorative Justice. Our submission is based on the research of 2012-13 fellow, Rosie Miles. To...

Cover of Rosie Miles Report on women and RJ conferences

Friday, 29 January 2016 - 2:17pm

The Society has today made a submission to the Select Committee's inquiry on the use of Restorative Justice, based on Fellow Rosie Miles' report on women offenders and RJ conferences.  Whilst...

Image of trustee Laura Baynton

Friday, 29 January 2016 - 1:55pm

The society is delighted to confirm the appoiontment of Laura Baynton to the board of trustees.  

"I am really delighted to have become a trustee of the Griffins Society. I've had a long-held...