From Cellblock to Your Block

Urban Investigations

From Cellblock to Your Block

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?

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.

ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers