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About Us

The mission of the Center for Victims of Torture is to heal the wounds of torture on individuals, their families and their communities and to end torture worldwide.

Our vision is a world without torture.

Our Core Values

At the Center for Victims of Torture, every day we conduct our work with hope for a better future, with a goal of attaining human rights for all as described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Each of our core values flows from our strong sense of hope for a better world for survivors, for our stakeholders and for each other.


Employees at the Center for Victims of Torture are changing lives. We bring our talents, expertise and passion to work every day. We are fearless in our determination that human rights are fundamental, and we hold deep optimism that healing is possible and change is achievable. Learn More


CVT experts are dedicated professionals who work in locations in Africa, the Middle East and the United States to heal the wounds of torture and to bring an end to its use in the world. We bring our commitment, expertise, skills and specialized training to the locations where we can reach the greatest number of survivors of torture possible. Learn More

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is composed of accomplished individuals who bring a wealth of expertise and diverse perspectives to guide our organization towards success. With a shared commitment to excellence, innovation, and ethical leadership, our board members play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction and ensuring the long-term sustainability of our organization. Learn More

Financial Information
We take seriously our financial responsibility to you and the survivors we serve. Our goal is to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. To keep you informed, we make our audited financial statements and 990 tax forms available here.
Diversity and Inclusion
Our goal is to ensure that CVT is an inclusive, diverse, equitable and supportive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected. To do this, we have implemented diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) processes and policies, along with actions to enhance our practices and make ongoing improvements.