Eric Rosenthal, the founder of Disability Rights International, won the $100,000 Charles Bronfman Prize.
The Bronfman prize honors Jews under age 50 for humanitarian work.
Rosenthal, a 49-year-old attorney, won for his work to end the segregation and abuse of the mentally disabled.
Founded in 1993, Rosenthal’s Washington-based organization uses legal, mental health and human rights experts to reform legal and service systems for the mentally disabled, promote community inclusion and advocate human rights enforcement.
Eric Rosenthal Wins Charles Bronfman Prize