I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

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.

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out