Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

Sign Up!

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.

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Is College For Me?

Public Access Design

Is College For Me?

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

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

Public Access Design

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