Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Yours to Keep

Making Policy Public

Yours to Keep

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

Free For All?

City Studies

Free For All?

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

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.

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories