Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

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

Public Access Design

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

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.

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Blunt Conversations

Urban Investigations

Blunt Conversations

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Public Access Design

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Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

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Public Access Design

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú