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Databite No. 47: Nicholas Chung

Can tech disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline?


July 23, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Data & Society
36 West 20th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY, 10011

Databites are Data & Society's weekly lunch conversations focused on unresolved questions and timely topics of interest to our community. To request an invitation, please email events at data society dot net.

Nicholas Chung (courtinnovation.org, paperandsoap.com) asks can tech disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline?

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.