The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

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.

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest