Prevention. Protection. Rehabilitation. Accountability. | Center for Victims of Torture

Prevention. Protection. Rehabilitation. Accountability.

CVT Advocates to Heal the Wounds of Torture and Stop Torture Worldwide

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Ending Torture in a Post-9/11 World

CVT promotes truth, reform, accountability and redress for torture committed by the United States post-9/11 and seeks to end indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay.


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Healing Resources for Survivors

CVT advocates for increasing access to high quality trauma rehabilitative services for survivors of torture and severe war atrocities.


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Protecting Refugees

CVT seeks to ensure that the United States offers safe haven to refugees fleeing persecution.




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Transitional Justice Initiative

CVT advocates for integrating mental health and psychosocial support principles into transitional justice efforts to ensure survivor- and victim-centered approaches.


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New Tactics in Human Rights

CVT helps human rights defenders around the world work more effectively.





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Policy Forums & Special Events

Upcoming and Past Events



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Resources & Background

CVT Reports, Positions Statements, Blogs and Op-Eds


We heal victims of torture through unique services and professional care worldwide.

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We strengthen partners who heal torture survivors and work to prevent torture.

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We advocate for the protection & care of torture survivors and an end to torture.

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