The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

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.

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos