Spend any time working in the areas of class, race, criminal justice, or education and you’ll face the firmly established school-to-prison pipeline. Statistics of incarcerated Black Americans at ever younger ages are bleak. For example, minority youth make up 46% of New York State’s juvenile population, yet comprise 65% of the State’s juvenile arrests. However, small, local projects that engage communities, schools, and technologies are disrupting this cycle. Anika Collier Navaroli, project coordinator for Data & Society’s Data & Fairness initiative, and Monica Bulger, project coordinator for D&S’s Enabling Connected Learning initiative, will discuss with Nicholas Chung of Paper & Soap and the Center for Court Innovation what makes these projects successful and how big data and technology can be used as positive interventions to the seemingly dismal status quo.