Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show 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.

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

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What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!