What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

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.

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

Sign Up!

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

Public Access Design

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

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?