Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

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. 

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

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

Public Access Design

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

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights