Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

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.

The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!