Spotlight: Center for Victims of Torture

  • by: Laura Billings Coleman
  • Updated: November 6, 2013 - 3:12 PM

Since 1985, The Center for Victims of Torture has helped restore the health and humanity of more than 23,000 men and women who have endured suffering that’s difficult for many of us to imagine. “Our name conjures images in the listener that are very hard to contemplate,” says Pete Dross, CVT’s director of policy and development. “People have an almost visceral reaction to the word ‘torture,’ and they don’t want to think about it.”

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