We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

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.

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance