The Center for Victims of Torture

Mission Statement

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.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments With a budget of just over $23 million dollars, CVT has proven to be effective in both preventing torture through advocacy and reducing the symptoms of trauma for a survivor’s mind, body, and social community. In 2018 CVT provided rehabilitative care and restored the hope to 4,868 individual survivors and over 20,000 of their family members globally.
Current Goals Increase the number of refugee and torture survivors served in our domestic programs. Expand CVT’s program in Ethiopia. Continue the transition of CVT Jordan to a regional office. Build infrastructure for Uganda program. Conduct an assessment in Bangladesh on the rehabilitation needs of Rohingya refugees. Expand New Tactics in Human Rights program.
Community or Constituency Served The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture and violent conflict. We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture.
Geographic Area Served The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) is an international nonprofit founded in 1985 in Saint Paul, MN. Today, CVT provides direct healing care in Minnesota, Atlanta, Jordan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

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Notes from the Council

CVT changed its fiscal year dates in 2016. 

Organization Last Reviewed on 07/16/2019

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2356 University Ave W Ste 430
Saint Paul, MN 55114-1860
Phone: 612-436-4800

General Information

Alternative Name: CVT, Center for Victims of Torture
EIN: 36-3383933
Principal Staff: Curt Goering
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 334
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 28,071
Ruling Year: 1985


Board Chair: Richard Senese
Number of Board Members: 18
Board Meetings with Quorum: 9
Average Member Attendance: 14.3

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