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

Public Access Design

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

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

From Cellblock to Your Block

Urban Investigations

From Cellblock to Your Block

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Print Get It Back!

For most of the 350,000 people arrested in New York City every year, getting arrested is just the beginning of a long and difficult process. Personal property is also taken at the time of arrest, and getting it back depends on how it was categorized by the police. Each category requires a different set of steps, interactions with multiple players in law enforcement, and tight deadlines. The process is frustrating, drawn-out, and confusing, causing many people to give up on getting their property back. To make it worse, there are no published guidelines to help people through this process.

CUP collaborated with The Bronx Defenders and designers L + L to create Get It Back!, a guide that helps New Yorkers who’ve recently been arrested get their stuff back. The illustrated guide breaks down the property seizure and civil forfeiture processes into detailed steps, including what to do when you’re arrested and after you’re released.

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?