Courts should interpret and enforce the law to advance the rights of people with mental disabilities.
At the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, we work for fair and responsive courts. We report on the credentials of judicial nominees, including U.S. Supreme Court nominees, and we advocate for legal reforms that help people with mental disabilities get justice in court. In these efforts, we collaborate with other national organizations that advocate for the civil rights of all Americans.
In addition, we work to strengthen local legal advocacy, serving as co-counsel and consultants to lawyers and legal services programs.