Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Care Aware

City Studies

Care Aware

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Making Policy Public

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

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.

TGNC-NYC

Public Access Design

TGNC-NYC

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

In the Streets!

Urban Investigations

In the Streets!

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?