Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

We're Watching

Public Access Design

We're Watching

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

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

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Free For All?

City Studies

Free For All?