Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

$ Breakdown

Urban Investigations

$ Breakdown

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

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.

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?