Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

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

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

Sign Up!

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares