Office of Refugee Resettlement

The Services for Survivors of Torture program (SOT) is a program of the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Division of Refugee Health. It is committed to assisting persons who have experienced torture abroad and who are residing in the United States, to restore their dignity and health and rebuild their lives as they integrate into their communities.

Reporting

All reports should be submitted directly to GrantSolutions.gov.

Instructions and tips for reporting in 2016 are here.

To learn how to use GrantSolutions, see the training videos available here. To add a new user, follow these instructions. For assistance with GrantSolutions, you can contact their helpdesk: help@grantsolutions.gov.

The ORR page on Managing Federal Grants may also be helpful to you.

Documents for ORR Reporting

Reporting documents are always available on the ORR report forms website. For your convenience, the following forms are most important for SOT programs:

These files were current as of October 31, 2016.

Performance measurement

Significant guidance is available in the evaluation section of this website.

Eligibility

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.

The 2016 webinar, Who is a Torture Survivor: Understanding the Legal Definitions of Torture, and accompanying documents, is very helpful with regard to questions of eligibility.

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 Webinars