News

RSS Feed

We were pleased to hear Harriet Wistrich, director of the Centre for Women's Justice, highlighting the need for our proposed changes to the Domestic Abuse Bill to provide statutory defences for domestic abuse survivors driven to offend on today's Woman's Hour.

Find out more about our work on the Domestic Abuse Bill here.

Click here to listen to Woman's Hour.

Read more


We welcome the important and timely report published by the Joint Committee on Human Rights on 'Human Rights and the Government's response to COVID-19: children whose mothers are in prison'

The report highlights the exacerbated pains of maternal imprisonment during the current pandemic, and makes important recommendations for reform.

Read a the report here.

Read more


Rona Epstein and Geraldine Brown, both researchers at Coventry University, are conducting a research project on pregnant women in prison.

The aim of the study is to find out why pregnant women spend time in prison on remand, on recall from licence conditions and on sentence.

For more information and to participate, click here.

Read more


The Griffins Society has extended the deadline to 31st July 2020 for those interested in applying for the 2020/21 research fellowships, in partnership with PRT.

Find out more information and how to apply here.


Read more


The Disabilities Trust has launched a new discussion paper 'Brain Injury & Domestic Abuse: An Invisible Impact'. The paper covers an expert roundtable where attendees discussed the need to support women who have experienced both domestic abuse and brain injury.

Read the full paper here.

Read about PRT's work on proposed changes in the law for domestic abuse survivors driven to offend here.

Read more


New research 'Righting wrongs: what are the barriers faced by women seeking to overturn unsafe convictims or unfair sentences in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)?' from the Women's Justice Initiative at APPEAL and The Griffins Society shows women may constitute a disproprionately small proportion of those appealing criminal convictims or sentences.

Read the full paper here.

Read a summary twitter thread here.

Read more