Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

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.

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

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

Public Access Design

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

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Let's Hang Out

Urban Investigations

Let's Hang Out