Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

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.

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?