Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

TGNC-NYC

Public Access Design

TGNC-NYC

Print Innocent Until Proven Risky

Everyday, nearly half a million people who have only been accused of a crime are held in jail before their trial, mostly because they can’t afford to pay bail. And 70% of them are people of color. One proposed solution to lower the rates of people held in jail pretrial is to use Risk Assessment Tools (RATs), or decision-making tools, to help judges set a person’s pretrial conditions. RATs use demographic information to guess how a person accused of a crime will behave if they’re released from jail before trial. But as RATs are being used more frequently across the country with little transparency, the racial disparities in pretrial detention have not improved, and in some places, have worsened. 

To help communities understand how RATs work and how to organize for alternatives, CUP collaborated with JustLeadershipUSA and designer Katrin Bichler to create Innocent Until Proven Risky. The fold-out poster illustrates how pretrial Risk Assessment Tools work and how they can impact individuals differently based on their race and class. The guide folds out into a poster that explores community-based alternatives to RATs.

JustLeadershipUSA will distribute thousands of posters across the country to community organizers and advocates organizing to end the use of pretrial Risk Assessment Tools. 

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

TGNCY-NYC

Public Access Design

TGNCY-NYC

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

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