College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Like Any Other Kid

Like Any Other Kid

Free* Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

"What happens when incarcerated youth are guided with love & Respect?"

Like Any Other Kid” provides a rare glimpse into the inner-workings of one of the most promising developments in juvenile justice reform:  the use of non-punitive, therapeutic programs to promote behavioral change & help youth re-enter their communities.  Following the intimate relationships of youth and staff in three unique juvenile detention facilities across the US over a three year span, the film demonstrates how the program works.  Stricken with violence, traumatic to youth and staff alike, our current juvenile justice system is failing to meet the needs of America’s children.  “Like Any Other Kid” demonstrates just how much potential these youth really have… if we let them be just that:  like any other kid.

2.5 Social Work CEU's Available


Stephen Quirk - LSI Associate Vice President
Brian Nissen - UNI Suicide Prevention Educator
Austin McGuire - Juvenile Court Office
Justin Brandt - Hail Mary Project Founder & ED

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