Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

A Bet on Debt

City Studies

A Bet on Debt

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

Public Access Design

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

From Shelter to Apartment

Making Policy Public

From Shelter to Apartment

Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?

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. 

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx