Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

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.

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Envisioning Development

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?