Canadian Centre for Investigation and Prevention of Torture
Organization profile published 1984
Year Published: 1984
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2981
Abstract: The CENTRE FOR INVESTIGATION AND PREVENTION OF TORTURE was established in 1983 as a non-profit, independent organization intended to repond to the needs and problems faced by survivors of torture living in Canada and abroad. The physical and psychological stresses associated with the after effects of torture require a variety of integrated medical, legal, social and psychological support services.
The CIPT cares for survivors of torture, who are referred and apply for participation in its programs, by arranging medical treatment, providing social and psychological support, investigating problems arising from the needs of torture victims and educating professionals and the public to work for prevention of torture. It also offers medical documentation for legal purposes, such as refugee claims, assistance in finding employment, and assistance from volunteers trained for work with survivors.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1984.