What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

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.

¡No me han pagado!

Public Access Design

¡No me han pagado!

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Envisioning Development

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

Sign Up!

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!