Innocent Until Proven Risky

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Innocent Until Proven Risky

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Public Access Design

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What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

Predatory Equity

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Predatory Equity

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Print ¡Recuperalo!

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 ¡Recuperalo! (Get It Back!), a spanish language version of the original 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.

Welcome to Health Care!

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Welcome to Health Care!

We Own It

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We Own It

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

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What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

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Technical Assistance

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Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

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Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good