The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is a leading legal advocate for people with mental disabilities. As the Center says:
The mission of the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is to protect and advance the rights of adults and children who have mental disabilities. The Center envisions an America where people who have mental illnesses or developmental disabilities exercise their own life choices and have access to the resources that enable them to participate fully in their communities.
Bazelon Center attorneys provide technical support on mental health law issues and co-counsel selected lawsuits with private lawyers, legal services programs, ACLU chapters and state protection and advocacy systems (P&As).