What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Record It. Report It!

Public Access Design

Record It. Report It!

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.

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

Record It. Report It!

Public Access Design

Record It. Report It!

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Reclaim Your Worker Rights

Making Policy Public

Reclaim Your Worker Rights

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws