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Ahmad Al-Shouly, social services coordinator at CVT Jordan, talks about the integral role of social services in supporting refugees who are survivors of torture. 

Before tonight’s first presidential debate, Melina Milazzo, CVT senior policy counsel, notes that should the topic of torture come up, we must remember that torture is a crime, not a policy option.

As the UN and U.S. refugee summits begin this week, Annie Sovcik, director of the Washington Office, sends reminders of the past and recommendations for the immediate future on the global refugee crisis. 

As CVT launches our #RejectTorture campaign today, Curt Goering, CVT executive director, asks fellow Americans to remember these simple facts: torture is illegal, immoral, ineffective and makes America less safe.

Haruka Yuminaga, a former CVT intern in the New Tactics program, wrote about her experience in this letter to her parents.

When a 9th grade class at Washington High in Milwaukee decided to support CVT Dadaab, nothing could stop them.

Mary Healy, CVT Volunteer

Mary Healy, a CVT veteran volunteer, shares the hope and resilience she's witnessed in clients while helping them navigate the Twin Cities transit system. 

Cruelty of Unending Grief: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

On International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, discusses the psychological and legal toll on families of missing loved ones in Iraq.

Melina Milazzo is CVT senior policy counsel

Melina Milazzo, CVT senior policy counsel, comments on the recent largest single transfer of 15 men from Guantánamo prison to the United Arab Emirates by the Obama administration. 

Paul Orieny, Ph.D,  CVT senior clinical advisor for mental health

Paul Orieny, CVT senior clinical advisor for mental health, shares his thoughts on a child's right to rehabilitation, from an April convening in Geneva hosted by The United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture.

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