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State Letter #09-12

ORR Torture Survivors Program Eligibility Determination Guidance: Information

Published: December 31, 2008
Types:
State Letter

TO: SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS OF TORTURE PROGRAM GRANTEES
STATE REFUGEE COORDINATORS
REFUGEE HEALTH COORDINATORS
NATIONAL VOLUNTARY AGENCIES
OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES

FROM: David H. Siegel
Acting Director
Office of Refugee Resettlement

SUBJECT: ORR Torture Survivors Program Eligibility Determination Guidance: Information

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) recognizes the importance of ensuring consistency and accuracy in determining eligibility for services under the Torture Survivors Program. Attached is guidance for use by program grantees to aid in the understanding, interpretation, and application of the U.S. statutory definition of torture as cited in the Torture Victims Relief Act (Pub. L. No. 105-320).

Questions should be directed to Holly Herrera, Program Specialist, Services for Survivors of Torture Program, at Holly.Herrera@acf.hhs.gov or 202-401-5541.