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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  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • News ReleaseThe Center for Victims of Torture condemned new guidance released by U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) that furthers the barriers the Trump Administration is building against individuals and families who are seeking asylum. 

  • An OpEd at YubaNet, “Aliya Hana Hussain: The courts must intervene in Trump’s Guantánamo,” quotes an amicus brief written by Scott Roehm, director of CVT's Washington, D.C., office.

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