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Roxann also serves as a City Prosecutor, who is responsible for prosecuting Texas Class C misdemeanors such as traffic tickets and code enforcement violations. Roxann has prosecuted more than 300,000 cases and authored two code enforcement books that were published by the City of Dallas.


Roxann is also known around the country for building innovative Community Prosecution and Community Courts designed to restore neighborhood justice and prevent criminals from re-offending. See more information about her work @ Center for Court Innovation in New York, New York.


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Roxann Pais was appointed to be Dallas’s chief community prosecutor in 2001. Carolyn Turgeon from the Center for Court Innovation talked with Pais about the unique contributions her office has made to the field of community prosecution. 

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Community Courts

Harlingen Youth Community Court

Sarah Schweig of the Center for Court Innovation talked with Roxann Pais Cotroneo, the city attorney + city prosecutor of Harlingen, Texas about efforts to launch a community court for youth offenders.  


Dallas' 1st Community Court

Roxann Pais was appointed to be Dallas’s chief community prosecutor in 2001. In September 2005, Carolyn Turgeon from the Center for Court Innovation talked with Pais about the city’s first community court, which opened in October of 2004. 

Vacant Properties

 Addressing Vacant Properties through Prevention, Enforcement and Redevelopment.