As the Director of CVT’s Washington D.C. office, Ms. Sovcik oversees the organization’s policy and advocacy efforts dedicated to healing the wounds of torture and ending its practice worldwide. Ms. Sovcik has spent more than 10 years as a human rights lawyer, working on anti-torture, refugee protection, anti-human trafficking, and immigration policies. Prior to joining CVT, Ms. Sovcik was the Advocacy Counsel for the Refugee Protection Program at Human Rights First where she focused on laws and policies impacting refugees seeking asylum in the United States. Ms. Sovcik was a Staff Attorney with the Access to Justice and Children’s Services units at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law and received her B.A. in International Studies from the University of Denver.