My ID

City Studies

My ID

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

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 Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

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

Public Access Design

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

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?