Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

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.

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza