Office of Refugee Resettlement
ORR grantees receiving Survivors of Torture funds are expected to determine eligibility for SOT services according to the definition given in the United States Torture Victims Relief Act legislation. Proof of eligibility should be reflected in the client file in a consistent format. Two documents were created by ORR SOT program staff to aid programs in making this determination for each potential client.
The first one is policy guidance.
The second one is a sample eligibility form.
If you still have questions about whether a specific potential client fits the definition, you can contact ORR staff directly or use the NCB listserv (without divulging any patient health information or other identifying information) for peer guidance.
ORR Services for Survivors of Torture Program grantees will be required to submit a reporting package. There are two reports due annually. This package includes three forms:
1) ACF-OGM-SF-PPR Coversheet
2) ACF-OGM-SF-PPR Appendix B
The ORR-ZT-SF-PPR-B is intended for grantees' use to collect performance information including the 17 demographic and output data points described under the Section IV.2. Content and Form of Application Submission/Program Description/Results or Benefits Expected of the program announcement.
Programs will enter and submit data using the Online Data Collection System (OLDC) which is a web-based system designed by and administered through ORR’s parent agency, the Administration for Children and Families. While grantees have the option to submit the reports in hard copy, use of OLDC for electronic submission is encouraged. Please note that OLDC does not use the HURIDOC codes for country, ethnicity or religion.
The Services for Survivors of Torture Program reporting package documents are listed below.
Documents for ORR Reporting
The ORR reporting process is currently in Pilot Project Mode. For the most recent documents, please consult the ORR report forms website. For your convenience we have provided links to the reporting forms. These files were current as of October 13, 2010. The instructions (marked with a *) were updated on June 1, 2010; the ethnicity listing was revised on October 6, 2010; and the other files have not been changed since November 2009.
ORR OLDC Ethnicity Listing - Revised October 2010
Links to ORR Government Web Pages
ORR Technical Assistance
In order to assist ORR-funded torture treatment agencies in providing the highest quality in services, ORR has funded two technical assistance grants to organizations with expertise in a particular area. Technical assistance providers can help in a number of ways, depending on the provider’s time and funding constraints and the recipient agency’s particular needs.
1) National Capacity Building Project for Specialized Torture Treatment Centers
The Center for Victims of Torture offers national technical assistance through resources, training, and networking opportunities specifically targeted to specialized torture treatment centers.
2) National Partnership for Community Training for Immigrant Service Providers
Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services provides comprehensive community needs assessment and training in areas of the country where no torture treatment centers exist.
Program Office Contact
Program Manager, Survivors of Torture Program
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Administration for Children and Families
901 D Street, SW
8th Floor West
Washington, DC 20447
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