Faith Spear is an independent Criminologist based in the UK.
Her interest is in policy, criminal justice reform, offender management and Restorative Justice (RJ).
In April 2017, Faith was named a nominee for The Contrarian Prize.
Until January 2017, she worked with the Independent Monitoring Boards serving as Chairman of IMB at HMP and YOI Hollesley Bay, Suffolk.
Faith is part of the Reclaim Justice Network Steering Group.
She is a member of Howard League for Penal Reform, a member of Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (CCJS) and a member of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control.
Faith is a trained Gateway Assessor for the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), a group leader for Prison Fellowship (PF) and trained Group Facilitator for the Sycamore Tree programme.
Faith holds a BSc (Hons) in Criminology awarded by University of Essex and University of East Anglia.
She is married to Joseph and they have three children.