Your School, Your Choice!

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Your School, Your Choice!

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

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.

The Newtown Creek BOA

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The Newtown Creek BOA

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Public Access Design

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Public Access Design

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Is There A Pattern?

Urban Investigations

Is There A Pattern?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

What Up With DAT?

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Urban Investigations

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