What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Care Aware

City Studies

Care Aware

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

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.

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories