Don't Bank On It

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Don't Bank On It

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

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What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Print Get It Back!

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 Get It Back!, a 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.

It's Not Just Personal

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It's Not Just Personal

Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?

Pass It On!

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Pass It On!

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

What is asylum?

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What is asylum?

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

Free For All?

City Studies

Free For All?

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents