What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

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. 

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!

From Shelter to Apartment

Making Policy Public

From Shelter to Apartment

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?