Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Print SERVE!

For trans and gender non-conforming youth of color, police profiling and harassment is a dark reality of every day life. Some youth get stopped by police several times a week—some even get stopped more than once a day. Part of the struggle to stay safe in these interactions is knowing and exercising your rights. That’s why CUP teamed up with Streetwise and Safe (SAS) and designer James Dunphy to create SERVE! Street Safety for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Youth.

This pocket-sized know-your-rights guide helps youth advocate for themselves when they’re detained, searched, and in custody, as well as after they’re released. SERVE! is also the first publication of its kind to publicize rules that protect the rights of trans and gender non-conforming people in the NYPD Patrol Guide, the rulebook that governs how police interact with the public. The easy-to-follow design breaks down personal rights and provides examples of language youth can use to advocate for them. SAS Youth Leaders were an essential part of the design process, and provided feedback that made sure the guide became a unique symbol of their community. 

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Making Policy Public

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

What Parents Need to Know

Technical Assistance

What Parents Need to Know

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It