Georgian Centre for Psychosocial and Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (GCRT)
The Georgian Centre for Psychosocial and Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims was established in 2000. The primary aim of GCRT is to provide qualified, multidisciplinary services to torture survivors and their family members, to raise public awareness about the issues of torture, to contribute to the prevention of torture, (monitoring human rights violations in prisons) to conduct educational activities concerning torture and inhuman treatment, raise competence of service personnel on how to provide assistance to victims of torture. Also to train law enforcement personnel dealing with prisoners as well as probation officers.
Contact:(+995 32) 220689
Street address:Kantaria 11a, 0160 Tbilisi, Georgia
GCRT provides following services to its beneficiaries: medical treatment (including examinations, clinical-laboratory tests, medication treatment, physiotherapy and medical massage), psychological assistance, psychotherapeutic assistance (on individual, family and group levels) social assistance, legal assistance. The philosophy of the work is bio-psycho-social approach to healing the wounds of tortured and traumatized individuals.
GCRT’s work unfolds in offices premises and in field – e.g. prisons, collective centers of Internally Displaced Persons and families of survivors.
GCRT has a head office in Tbilisi and three regional offices – in Akhmeta, Georgia (which provides assistance to refugees form the Chechen Republic living in Pankisi Gorge) Batumi and Kutaisi. Overall up to 40 persons are employed at GCRT. Since 2000 GCRT has treated up to 4000 victims of torture and their family members.
Information about GCRT’s work can be found at: www.gcrt.ge