Founded in 1972, The Judge David L Bazelon Center is a non-profit organization specializing in social service and welfare. It serves people with mental illnesses through changes in policy and mental health law. Located in Washington, D.C., the company promotes an array of policies, such as progressive mental health policy agenda, reform systems/programs to secure rights of children/adults with mental illnesses and disabilities. It pursues its goals though policy advocacy, litigation and public education, among others. The firm enhances and advocates legal rights of mentally ill individuals.