Dallas City Attorney


Dallas Community Court


Our Community Courts focus on rehabilitating the defendant and restoring the community. Persons arrested for ‘quality of life’, Class C misdemeanor crimes within a community court’s geographical service area are brought swiftly before the community court judge. Defendants who plead guilty or no contest may be ordered to perform community service restitution in the neighborhood; the judge can also require the defendant to attend rehabilitative and educational programs. Typical offenses heard by the judge include assaults, manifestation of prostitution, and possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal dumping, and code violations. Community Prosecutors serve as the prosecutors in the three community courts. 

The South Dallas Community Court is located at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in South Dallas, which encompasses 10.5 acres and is comprised of five separate buildings. The facility offers a variety of services (i.e. Martin Luther King Jr. Family Clinic, Child Care Group, Texas Workforce Group and eighteen (18) other services). This unique method allows the citizens of South Dallas to travel to one centralized location for services.

In 2008, the South Dallas Community Court was one of only three sites nationwide to be selected by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance to serve as a National Mentor Court for community courts across the world. As a mentor court, the South Dallas Community Court supports the Center for Court Innovation in advancing the community court model and hosts site visits from jurisdictions that are seeking to start or enhance a community court. In 2014, the South Dallas Community Court, after a competitive selection process, was again designated as a National Mentor Court.  



South Oak Cliff Community Court
211 South Corinth St.
Dallas, TX 75203
Docket every Monday

West Dallas Community Court
2828 Fishtrap Rd.
Dallas, TX 75212
Docket every Tuesday

South Dallas Community Court
2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75215
Docket every Thursday