Helping Children Transition as Their Family Dynamics Change


Grace Charlton
Administrative Assistant


Grace is pursuing a degree is criminal justice with a minor is psychology. She has previously worked in higher education, business, and most recently legal administration at the Jackson County Circuit Court in Criminal Records.


Grace began working with The Layne Project in 2017. She enjoys volunteer work with animal shelters and is training as a volunteer crisis counselor with Random Acts. She resides in Kansas City, Kansas with her three pets where she can be near her very large, eccentric family.

Jessica Morrow
Services Coordinator and Outreach Specialist


Jessica Morrow began advocating for children in KS in 2011 and previously worked at Families Together, Inc., where she specialized in working with families that included a child(ren) with special needs and/or special health care needs. In 2013 and 2014 Jessica attended Johnson County Community College where she studied Business Administration.


Jessica began working at The Layne Project in March, 2015 and transitioned into the role as the Services Coordinator and Outreach Specialist in July 2017. Jessica received certification in Program Management from the Supervised Visitation Network ( in July 2017. Jessica resides with her two children, Lukas and Boden in Johnson County, KS.