Saint Francis Community Services is in full swing for this year's "Christmas for Kids" campaign, our annual effort to put Christmas gifts under the trees of the thousands of children in our care.
As experts in child welfare and a provide of diverse services to at-risk youth, Saint Francis Community Services had already taken steps in response to the threat of human trafficking to children and youth in Kansas and across the nation.
JT Burnley’s father once beat him so badly, he broke JT’s arm. When the vice principal at his south Louisiana high school saw the 15-year-old’s swollen, purple limb, he must have made a call. Shortly afterward, authorities picked up JT and placed him in a juvenile detention center where he spent the next two months.