Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

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Public Access Design

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Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

City Studies

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

Print A Fair Chance

Finding a job after you’re released from prison is difficult. Some employers discriminate against people with criminal records, and explaining a gap in your resume is tricky. New York City recently passed the Fair Chance Act to protect formerly incarcerated New Yorkers from employment discrimination, but figuring out what employers can and can’t do under the new legislation can be confusing. What is and isn’t legal for employers to ask when hiring? What are your options if you think that an employer has treated you unfairly because of your criminal record? 

CUP teamed up with VOCAL-NY, designer Lizania Cruz, and illustrator Natalie Ramirez to create A Fair Chance, a guide to help formerly incarcerated people understand their rights under the Fair Chance Act, advocate for themselves, and hold employers accountable. The guide gives steps that people can take to strengthen their employment applications and connect to professional services to support them. 

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Making Policy Public

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Pay Up!

City Studies

Pay Up!

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

A Bet on Debt

City Studies

A Bet on Debt

Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?