Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

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.

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Air Fair?

City Studies

Air Fair?

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground