Figuring Out Health Insurance

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Figuring Out Health Insurance

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

A Fair Chance

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A Fair Chance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

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What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

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. 

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Soda Census

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Soda Census

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

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Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

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