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Evaluation Information

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Healing Services for Torture Survivors
Goal: Extend care and rehabilitative services to 250 torture survivors in the Twin Cities and more than 2,500 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya and Jordan.
Strategy and capacity of the client care program: Read more about our Healing Services
Strengthen the Capacity of Colleague Organizations in the United States and Abroad
Goal: Strengthen the capacity of 38 colleague groups in the United States and 12 in other countries through technical assistance and training.
Strategy and capacity of our outreach and training: Read more about the National Capacity-Building Project

Create new resources for healing torture survivors
Goal: Advocate for expanded federal resources to support the work of torture survivor rehabilitation centers in the US and abroad.
Strategy and capacity of our advocacy work: Read more about our Advocacy work
Work for an end to torture-regardless of who is committing it.
Goal: Establish an independent non-partisan commission to investigate the use of torture and cruelty in counter terrorism efforts post-9/11.
Strategy and capacity our our work post-9/11: Read more about our Advocacy work

Progress toward goals:  All CVT programs are evaluated against organizational goals and objectives, as developed in the 2011-2013 Strategic Plan, as well as annual operating plans. All departments measure progress on goals and objectives and most prepare monthly reports that are distributed organization-wide and evaluated by executive staff leadership. The Board of Directors reviews programmatic progress three times annually, and reviews financial performance at its bi-monthly meetings (with the Finance Committee reviewing financial statements on a monthly basis). CVT employs a formative evaluation process for all its program areas. Results are shared with local, national and international colleagues, as well as with funders through publications, reports, technical assistance programs and training.



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