Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

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

Public Access Design

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

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

Print Who Makes Bail?

In 2015, roughly 45,000 New Yorkers were jailed because they couldn’t pay their court-assigned bail. Today in New York City, only one in ten people who are arrested are able to pay bail when they’re first brought before a judge. What’s bail? Who does it affect? And how?

In the fall and winter of 2017, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Caits Meissner and public high school students from the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice (LGJ) to investigate these questions.

Students surveyed members of the school community, interviewed key stakeholders working on the issue, and sat in on public arraignments in Bronx Criminal Court. This booklet is a guide to what the students learned about NYC’s bail system, how it works, and how it could work differently.

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It