Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Free For All?

City Studies

Free For All?

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

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.

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design