What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

Print Who Makes Bail?

In 2015, roughly 45,000 New Yorkers were jailed because they couldn’t pay their court-assigned bail. Today in New York City, only one in ten people who are arrested are able to pay bail when they’re first brought before a judge. What’s bail? Who does it affect? And how?

In the fall and winter of 2017, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Caits Meissner and public high school students from the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice (LGJ) to investigate these questions.

Students surveyed members of the school community, interviewed key stakeholders working on the issue, and sat in on public arraignments in Bronx Criminal Court. This booklet is a guide to what the students learned about NYC’s bail system, how it works, and how it could work differently.

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Making Policy Public

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights