Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

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.

Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!