PolicyLink promotes a Just Society by addressing injustice and its causes, especially as it impacts communities of color and low-income communities. To do so, the organization provides representation, analysis, and strategies to community-based coalitions working toward equity in economic development and criminal justice. This includes advancing policies related to inequitable fines and fines, police accountability and alternatives, and the needs of boys and men of color.

This work also provides research, data resources, and policy recommendations that are codified in online toolkits and other resources that local leaders can adapt to their own economic and political contexts. Such resources aim to restore the common good by recognizing that everyone—with access to opportunity—can participate, prosper, and achieve their full potential.