The legal system is only as good as forces that shape it, and the mechanisms that enforce it. Bringing balance to those systems requires: 

·         A robust public sector that meets the needs and supports the aspirations of every member of society. 

·         A deepened democracy in which more people are given more control over more of the decisions that affect their lives.  

·         Civil rights to ensure that traditionally marginalized communities are equally able to participate, and a commitment that democratic participation, whether in the state or the workplace, depends on economic security and access to housing, jobs, and freedom from state and private oppression, just as much as voting rights.  

 A just legal system requires vigorous civil enforcement by federal, state, local, and private actors. To that end, Justice Catalyst supports efforts, whether by federal and state agencies, city attorneys or plaintiffs and civil rights firms, to expand the impact of their enforcement efforts.