FOIA For Change

FOIA For Change (FFC) is a subproject of Mind(ful) Liberation Project. Launched officially on May 29, 2012, FOIA For Change is a project to end police brutality against people with ‘mental illness.’

Through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, FFC disseminates police training manuals in ‘handling the mentally ill’ to the public.

For up-to-the-minute updates, visit our page.

FOIA For Change has an informational landing site now:

You can find all posts related to FFC here.




A not-for-profit organization, FOIA For Change came to our minds with much passion. For years we have advocated for the rights of people with mental health concerns, as well as those that come in contact with the police and the Criminal Justice System.

It was only a matter of time that the two collided into a project that spans the U.S., bringing East and West coasts together in solidarity on a very grave and important topic.

R.I.P. all those murdered by the police. We will make sure, as much as possible and then some, that this doesn’t happen again.




    1. To raise awareness about police brutality against people with ‘mental illness’
    2. To request training materials via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for police  departments that brutalize people with ‘mental illness’
    3. To raise funds to cover the costs the police departments charge us for labor and printing
    4. To share the documents with the world
    5. To advocate for better treatment of the ‘mentally ill’ and better training for officers
    6. To provide these documents to people with ‘mental illness’ [and/or their legal support team(s)] that are caught in the Criminal Justice System that have been brutalized and treated wrongly by the police




We are taking donations to cover the costs the police departments are charging us for labor and printing of these training manuals. To donate, visit We have online and mailed donation options available.