Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

Air Fair?

City Studies

Air Fair?

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Print Get It Back!

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 Get It Back!, a 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.

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Space Jam

Urban Investigations

Space Jam

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?