Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Print Pinned Down? Rise Up!

A misbehaving young family member can lead parents to seek outside help. Families in low-income communities of color are often told that their only option is to file for a legal process known as “PINS,” or Person in Need of Supervision. PINS often has long-term harmful effects on their future, including detention, out-of-home placement, and a permanent criminal record. What are the alternatives to PINS, and how can parents make the right choice for their young person?

CUP collaborated with Community Connections for Youth, Inc. (CCFY) and designers Jeff Louie and Kimberly Lum to create Pinned Down? Rise Up! Understanding the PINS process and how to find community-based alternatives—an illustrated fold-out poster in both English and Spanish. The guide explains the PINS process and its consequences, lists community-based programs for youth and maps out the different types of programs, with advice on how to find the right fit for each family.

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Blunt Conversations

Urban Investigations

Blunt Conversations

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?