Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

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.

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

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

Public Access Design

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

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

We Own It

Making Policy Public