Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Print ¡Recuperalo!

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 ¡Recuperalo! (Get It Back!), a spanish language version of the original 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.

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Is There A Pattern?

Urban Investigations

Is There A Pattern?

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde