University of Minnesota Doctor Receives $500,000 Grant from the Department of Justice

Nancy Harper, MD, Professor for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota has recently received a $500,000 grant for “Bridging the Gap: Screening, Identifying, and Serving Minor Victims of Trafficking in the Emergency Department Setting”, awarded by the Department of Justice. This funding will be applied to multiple areas and services including a short screening to determine minors possibly at risk for trafficking; provide screening and medical services by the Hennepin Assault Response Team (HART); and provide holistic wraparound services for the victims and their caregivers, therefore helping in the healing and recovery of individuals that have experienced minor trafficking.