Making Policy Public
March 31
A program of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)

2019 Policy Briefs

1. Increasing Civic Engagement for Incarcerated People and their Families
Alliance of Families for Justice

This poster will explain how different government bodies impact policy on incarceration and encourage formerly incarcerated people and their families to use their right to vote to bring about criminal justice reform.

2. The Right to Counsel for Tenants Facing Eviction in NYC
Housing Court Answers

This poster will explain the protections brought by the Right To Counsel in NYC Housing Court, a groundbreaking law passed in 2017, which gives low-income tenants the right to representation in Housing Court when facing eviction.

3. Risk Assessment Instruments (RAI) and their Effect on Mass Incarceration

This poster will help organizers and campaign leaders explain the inherently racist and biased nature of pretrial Risk Assessment Instruments (RAIs) and speak with community members and elected officials to oppose their use at a local and statewide level.

4. E-Carceration and its Effect on Mass Incarceration
Freedom To Thrive

This poster will explain how "e-carceration" and surveillance technologies, which are increasingly being used as alternatives to prison, contribute to the criminalization of low-income communities of color and immigrant communities.