Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

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

Public Access Design

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

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

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.

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?