National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs Advocacy Day
On February 14, 2012, Dr. Allen Keller and Yang-Yang Zhou of PSOT, joined by Lisa Matos of HealthRight International and Leah Weinzimer of the Libertas Program,visited the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. for the annual National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs (NCTTP) Advocacy Day.
They met with legislative staff from New York and New Jersey Senators and Representatives in order to discuss the Torture Victims Relief Authorization Act (HR. 2404) which provides funding for torture treatment centers through the Office of Refugee Resettlement as well as the Restoring Protection to Victims of Persecution Act (HR. 2981) which seeks to the end the one-year filing deadline for asylum-seekers.
For more information on NCTTP: http://www.ncttp.org/index.html