In 2001, the Dallas City Attorney’s Office adopted its community prosecution model to address code, fire and environmental violations that negatively impacted the safety, wellness and economic growth of Dallas’ communities. Unlike traditional prosecution, which stresses conviction, community prosecution seeks to prevent and reduce code violations by bringing civil law enforcement actions to impose state nuisance laws and city ordinances before the courts intervene. Join us to learn how community prosecutors work alongside local detectives, code officers, fire prevention officers, and residents to develop and implement proactive policies and strategies to improve the quality of life in Dallas.
Naomi Green, Litigation Attorney, Community Prosecution, Dallas City Attorney’s Office
Renee Paramo, Code Enforcement Supervisor, City of Dallas
Detective Michael Stampley, Dallas Police Department
Ariya Villegas, Field Attorney, Community Prosecution, Dallas City Attorney’s Office