San Antonio may consider safe haven drop-off boxes to surrender newborn babies

A San Antonio City councilman wants to explore the installation of “baby boxes” at safe havens like fire stations and hospitals where a newborn child can be surrendered anonymously. Texas’ “baby Moses law” allows a parent to surrender their newborn child in-person at a fire station or hospital. The council consideration request presented by northside […]

Domestic violence murders decline in Bexar County, while calls and cases increase

In August 2021, the Collaborative Commission on Domestic Violence launched a domestic violence navigation hotline, one of several efforts to combat family violence. Bexar County District Judge Monique Diaz remembers when and why area leaders decided curbing domestic violence trends needed to be a collaborative effort. In 2019, the Texas Council of Family Violence reported […]

Bexar County Children’s Court continuing to see success with reunification of families

Innovative specialty courts are continuing to see success in reunifying children with their parents after the completion of court-supervised programs. 150th District Court Judge Monique Diaz took over the Early Childhood Court and the Family Drug Court after Judge Peter Sakai retired last year and has continued his work in reunifying families. “We have great […]