PLANO, Texas – The North Texas Crime Commission (NTCC) recognized an Eastern District of Texas federal prosecutor as the 2019 Prosecutor of the Year at their monthly membership meeting on Sep. 12, 2019 in Dallas.
Assistant United States Attorney Marisa Miller was honored as Prosecutor of the Year specifically for her outstanding achievements in the areas of combating child exploitation and human trafficking. The award was presented by NTCC Chair David Dean and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, Joseph D. Brown.
AUSA Miller is the Project Safe Childhood Coordinator for the Eastern District of Texas, responsible for the coordination of all of the district’s prosecution of crimes against children and human trafficking. Prior to joining the Eastern District of Texas in 2014, AUSA Miller spent six years as Project Safe Childhood Coordinator for the Western District of New York.
Throughout her tenure with the United States Attorney’s Offices in Texas and New York, AUSA Miller has prosecuted crimes against vulnerable persons, including the production of child pornography; the receipt, transportation, distribution and possession of child pornography; enticement of minors, transporting minors in interstate commerce for illegal sexual activity, travel in interstate and foreign commerce for illegal sexual activity, sex trafficking of children, and transportation of individuals in interstate commerce for commercial sex. AUSA Miller received her BA from Bryn Mawr College and her juris doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School.
Also honored were Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, Special Agent Jason Mitchell as 2019 Federal Agency Officer of the Year and Plano Police Detective Jeffrey Rich as 2019 State/Local Prosecutor of the Year.
“Marisa Miller works very hard to fight child abuse,” said U.S. Attorney Joe Brown. “Whether it is rooting out child predators, bringing law enforcement agencies together, or educating parents on the online threats to their children, Ms. Miller has been a leader in the fight. We are very proud of her efforts.”
The North Texas Crime Commission (formerly the Greater Dallas Crime Commission) was established in 1950. Its belief is that proper enforcement and enlightened prevention can be achieved through a comprehensive and cooperative effort involving concerned citizens and law enforcement. In addition to monthly membership breakfasts, the NTCC travels to Austin monthly during the Legislative Session to meet with key lawmakers and annually to Washington, D.C., to meet with law enforcement officials and lawmakers.