The Center for Victims of Torture
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    Torture survivors share their stories of hope.

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We heal victims of torture through professional care worldwide.

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We strengthen partners who heal torture survivors.

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We advocate for the protection & care of torture survivors.

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  • Eric Schwartz, president of Refugees International and member of CVT’s board of directors, penned an OpEd appearing in the Star Tribune, “Decades of humanitarian aid for refugees are now at risk.” 

  • A DeKalb Free Press article spotlights CVT Atlanta's move to Clarkston, Georgia, and our work with asylum-seekers and refugees who have survived torture and war trauma. 

  • In a press release, CVT is listed among the supporters of a bill introduced by U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), known as the Reunite Every Unaccompanied Newborn Infant, Toddler and Other Children Expeditiously (REUNITE) Act. U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senators Harris, Merkley and Cortez Masto to introduce the REUNITE Act. KTVZ also reported on the REUNITE Act. 

  • In a post at Prison Divestment Movement, CVT is listed among the supporters comprising the #FamiliesBelongTogether coalition calling on Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase to stop financing two for-profit private prison corporations which operate immigration detention centers where separated families are being held against their will.

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