What Parents Need to Know

Technical Assistance

What Parents Need to Know

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

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.

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?