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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Protecting and advancing the rights of adults and children with mental disabilities

three stars

88.22

1101 15th Street, NW Suite 1212
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 467-5730   Web Site
EIN: 23-7268143

Board Leadership
Maria Rodriguez
Chair of the Board

CEO
Holly O'Donnell
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.22 three stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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 Bazelon Center was founded in 1972 and 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.

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 Bazelon Center was founded in 1972 and 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.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
88.9%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.16
  Program Expenses Growth -6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (DC) 88.22 three stars
Centro Legal De La Raza (CA) 92.22 four stars
Virginia Legal Aid Society (VA) 89.71 three stars
Prairie State Legal Services (IL) 93.00 four stars
RAICES (TX) 89.24 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,164,867
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $151,594
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,316,461
   Program Service Revenue $375,486
Total Primary Revenue $1,691,947
   Other Revenue $463,159
TOTAL REVENUE $2,155,106
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,855,420
   Administrative Expenses $182,053
   Fundraising Expenses $284,276
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,321,749
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-166,643
   
Net Assets $4,878,933

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
A new vision of Hope, Dignity, and Human Rights $865,398 46.6%
Ensuring Access to Opportunity $546,057 29.4%
Public System Accountability $346,966 18.7%
Promoting Self Determination $76,223 4.1%
Lobbying $20,776 1.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 02/01/2019 88.22 three stars
2016-09 11/01/2017 90.02 four stars
2015-09 08/01/2016 89.48 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 89.48 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 88.51 three stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 87.19 three stars
2012-09 07/01/2013 90.64 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7268143
Name in IRS Master File JUDGE DAVID L BAZELON CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH LAW
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (531) Medical care service
(559) Other matters
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$59,198 2.54% Janice Frey-Angel Interim Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$195,280 8.41% Robert Bernstein Former CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (DC) 88.22 three stars
Youth Law Center (CA) 90.04 four stars
And Justice for All (UT) 92.22 four stars
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (WA) 92.21 four stars
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (MN) 95.32 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
1101 15th Street, NW
Suite 1212
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 467-5730
fax: (202) 223-0409
TTY: (202) 467-4232
EIN: 23-7268143

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Board Leadership

Maria Rodriguez
Chair of the Board

CEO

Holly O'Donnell
CEO

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