Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Is College For Me?

Public Access Design

Is College For Me?

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

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

Public Access Design

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

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Print Pinned Down? Rise Up!

A misbehaving young family member can often 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. While PINS might be needed for some young people, for many, there are many alternatives a family can pursue. What should a concerned parent do? 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.

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

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

Public Access Design

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

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights