State Letter #09-12
ORR Torture Survivors Program Eligibility Determination Guidance: Information
TO: SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS OF TORTURE PROGRAM GRANTEES
STATE REFUGEE COORDINATORS
REFUGEE HEALTH COORDINATORS
NATIONAL VOLUNTARY AGENCIES
OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES
FROM: David H. Siegel
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.