Legal-Medical Partnerships

CGRS has long partnered with medical and mental health professionals whose expertise is crucial to documenting trauma and other lasting effects of persecution experienced by asylum seekers. We also train medical and mental health professionals on asylum law and processes to increase their capacity to serve as experts in asylum cases. We work with medical and mental health organizations such as Physicians for Human RightsHealthRight International, the UCSF-SFGH Trauma Recovery Center and its Survivors International program, the Center for Survivors of Torture, and other torture treatment programs.