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Hotline launched to help state's eugenics victims

Posted by on Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 3:48 PM

If you believe you were forcibly sterilized under the authority of the N.C. Eugenics Board, you can call a toll-free hotline for information about the program.

The N.C. Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation is operating the hotline. The number is 1-877-550-6013 (toll-free in North Carolina) or 919-807-4270. It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The Eugenics Board program operated between 1929 and 1974. Persons impacted by the N.C. Eugenics Board program were born in or prior to 1961.

Last March, the Indy published an in-depth story by Lara Torgesen about the program and its victims.

Callers to the Foundation Hotline will be provided a verification form, which will be used to help determine whether an individual was among the estimated 7,600 men and women who were sterilized under the state Eugenics program.

Verification forms also are available online at www.sterilizationvictims.nc.gov. No type or form of compensation is guaranteed through this verification process.

“The Foundation is here to help people who may have been sterilized under this program,” said Foundation Director Charmaine Fuller Cooper, in a press release. “We understand that some people may not recall a lot of details, and others may be reluctant to share their experiences, but we encourage those with concerns to call us for more information.”

Gov. Bev Perdue established the N.C. Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation, which operates under the state Department of Administration to provide justice and compensate victims who were forcibly sterilized by the State of North Carolina. The Foundation will function as a clearinghouse to assist victims of the N.C. Eugenics Board program.

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