The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

Snack Attack

City Studies

Snack Attack

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

City Studies

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

Print ¡Recuperalo!

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 ¡Recuperalo! (Get It Back!), a spanish language version of the original 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.

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Yours to Keep

Making Policy Public

Yours to Keep

Care Aware

City Studies

Care Aware

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, & Unknown