Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

My ID

City Studies

My ID
    • Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6pm
    • BAM Fisher Hillman Studio
      321 Ashland Place
      Brooklyn, NY 11217

Bail’s Set, What’s Next? Launch!

_Bail's Set, What's Next?_ Launch!

For friends and family members of a person who’s been arrested, the act of paying bail is a stressful and confusing process. Beyond finding the money cover the cost of bail, payers also have to decide how to pay. There are usually two options: cash bail or a bail bond. But there are big differences between paying with cash and paying with a bond—and people have important rights when paying with either. Those who don’t understand their rights are often taken advantage of and lose more money. 

CUP collaborated with Brooklyn Community Bail Fund and designer Alex Tatusian to create Bail’s Set, What’s Next?, a guide that helps bail payers understand the difference between cash bail and bail bonds, and navigate the process of paying. It includes information on how and where to pay, when payers are entitled to refunds, how payers can try to protect themselves from illegally high fees. Learn more and download your copy of Bail's Set, What's Next? here.

On January 12th, the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund (BCBF) hosted a teach-in and launch party to share the booklet with other advocates, legal providers, and community-based organizations. Guests & friends of BCBF learned about consumer rights’ within the bail system, the opportunity to distribute this tool across New York City, and how we can work together to end cash bail and protect our communities.

Seeking Sanctuary

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Seeking Sanctuary

Boom Town

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Boom Town

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

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

Public Access Design

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

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders