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    CVT suggestions for responding to traumatic experiences

  • Designing a Trauma-informed Asylum System

    5 Steps Toward a New System in the U.S.


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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  • CVT Statement: CVT Commends Transfer of Abdul Latif Nasser out of Guantánamo Prison. A welcome step towards closing the prison, with swift action needed now from the Biden administration.

  • Press Release: CVT Presents the Annual Eclipse Award to Keith Ellison, Attorney General for the State of Minnesota, for his work leading the prosecution of Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty of George Floyd's murder.

  • Op Ed Piece: How the Biden Administration Should Take Torture-Derived Evidence Off the Table: Scott Roehm, CVT Washington director, writes in Just Security that the government must not disregard the absolute prohibition on torture.

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