Center for Global Human Rights and Resilience

Torture Treatment Program


Traumatic experiences such as torture and abuse can have profound and enduring effects on the human spirit. Valuing our clients' resiliency, determination and dignity, we focus on empowering individuals to rebuild their lives and heal from the shattering impacts of trauma.

Our counseling staff and volunteers at De Novo come together to help people who may have lived through painful experiences in their home country or may be having difficulty adjusting to the United States. We provide specialized services for survivors of torture, victims of crime, and individuals affected by war and other types of human rights violations.

De Novo is a member of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs (NCTTP) and the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT). For more information about resources and services for survivors of torture, you can visit: or

De Novo's Center for Global Human Rights and Resilience provides:

  • Forensic psychological evaluations and expert court testimony for asylum, VAWA, U Visa, and cancellation of removal cases

  • Individual counseling and therapy

  • Case management:

    • Access to medical care

    • Referral to English and GED classes

    • Referral to employment services

    • Referral to food and clothing resources

    • Access to Victim Compensation

  • Art therapy group for asylum seekers who are experiencing social isolation