What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

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.

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It