What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

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.

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

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Public Access Design

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I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?