Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

Care Aware

City Studies

Care Aware

The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

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

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

Sign Up!

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone