Databite No. 47: Nicholas Chung

Can tech disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline?

07.23.15 - 12:00 pm

Data & Society
New York, NY

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Nicholas Chung (, 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.


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