Center for the Victims of TortureCVT exists to heal the wounds of government-sponsored torture on individuals, their families, and communities and to stop its practice. We work locally, nationally and internationally to build healing communities where torture survivors feel welcomed, protected and healed.
We fulfill our mission in four ways: We provide services directly to torture survivors, including medical and psychological treatment and social services. We also provide referrals to other agencies in the community. We train health, education and human services professionals who work with torture survivors and refugees. We conduct research on the effects of torture and on effective treatment methods to be sure that we are providing the best care we can to our clients. We advocate for public policy initiatives in Minnesota, in the United States and worldwide that will help heal survivors and put an end to the practice of torture.
The Minnesota-based Center for Victims of Torture is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1985. The first organization of its kind in the United States and the third in the world, CVT has pioneered a comprehensive assessment and care program that is unique in the U.S.
For more information, or to contact Center for the Victims of Torture, see their website at: www.cvt.org
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