Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own 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.

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!