Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

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?

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

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.

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?