Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

Whose Art?

City Studies

Whose Art?

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

Sign Up!

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

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.

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Your Truth, Your Rights

Public Access Design

Your Truth, Your Rights

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Making Policy Public

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Yours to Keep

Making Policy Public

Yours to Keep

Bronx Be Well

Urban Investigations

Bronx Be Well

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?