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

Public Access Design

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

Space Jam

Urban Investigations

Space Jam

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

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.

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis