San Antonio Express News: ‘We need to do something’ — Bexar County DA, county judge move to combat family violence after E-N series

A month after an Express-News investigation put a spotlight on the problem, Bexar County officials unveiled proposals to spend up to $6.3 million to counter a surge in domestic violence by hiring more prosecutors and using tracking technology to protect victims from being ambushed by their abusers. The money would allow the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office […]

When Home is Not Safe: Judge Diaz Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Domestic Violence,” The San Antonio Sentinel

On Monday, 150th District Court Judge Monique Diaz hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with members of the Collaborative Commission on Domestic Violence. Diaz’s panelists were San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, Bexar County First Assistant District Attorney Philip Kazen, and Marta Pelaez, CEO and president of Family Violence Prevention Services. Diaz, who hopes to bring […]

San Antonio Express News: Civil district judge gets a taste of jury duty

Monique Diaz spent the better part of a day in Bexar County’s Central Jury Room, but not because it was her turn in the monthly rotation to be supervising judge. Instead, Diaz was among the hundreds that began showing up Tuesday in the basement of the Cadena-Reeves Justice Center, where they waited for a number […]

San Antonio Express News: Opinion: Our plan to address domestic violence in Bexar County

On July 9, the Commission on Collaborative Strategies to Prevent, Combat and Respond to Domestic Violence was formally created. This is a community and stakeholders collaboration focused on addressing gaps in the system. The recommendations of the commission will include goals to be implemented within the year, and the commission has long-range goals that will […]