Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

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Public Access Design

Record It. Report It!

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Print Child Support?!

You receive a letter in the mail telling you to show up in court for a child support hearing. What do you do? Many young fathers are confused and scared. They may want to do the right thing and support their child, but they’re not sure how, and are afraid to go to court.

But ignoring the letter and not showing up in court has serious, long-term, consequences on a father’s life. Without the father’s input and proof of income, the judge may assign payments he can’t afford, increasing both the father’s and the children’s financial instability. Over 95% of teen parents who appear in family court alone do not understand what to do when they get to court, or what their rights are.

CUP collaborated with the Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP) and designers WeShouldDoItAll to create this English and Spanish fold-out poster. Directly aimed at teen fathers, the illustrated poster breaks down the child support process in concrete steps, highlighting fathers’ rights, and guiding them through their day in family court. The poster will better equip fathers to advocate for themselves within the system, to empower them with the tools to be active agents in their own and their children’s lives, and, ultimately, to obtain child support orders that they can understand and afford.

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

Envisioning Development

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

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Public Access Design

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The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Your Truth, Your Rights

Public Access Design

Your Truth, Your Rights