Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

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.

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance