Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

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.

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Is Suspension The Solution?

City Studies

Is Suspension The Solution?

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets