What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

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.

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?

ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

The Public School Avengers

Urban Investigations

The Public School Avengers

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?