Bexar County judicial system calls for self-review of family violence cases
The Bexar County Judicial System is ready for accountability when it comes to their collective handling of family violence cases. That accountability has been demanded by the county and some of the judges themselves, with direction from the Collaborative Commission on Domestic Violence.
Is there generational domestic violence in your family? One woman is taking action in hopes of breaking the cycle
It's common for those who are abused either continue to become consistent victims, or even become abusers themselves. That's why it's crucial to stop the cycle before passing it on even further.
After 13 years in abusive relationship, San Antonio woman begins using her voice for good
After 13 years of domestic violence, a San Antonio woman is free. Just months into her recovery, she's finding her voice and using it for good. In July she will be the keynote speaker for a violence awareness event.
‘It’s been a lot work’: More than half of backlogged domestic violence cases resolved in less than 2 months
Earlier this year, Bexar County courts were approved to have two additional judges help with the backlog in domestic violence cases. That backlog has been cut by about 60% in less than two months.
Stress from recent price hikes, economic strain can fuel domestic violence
When stress rises, so does family violence. It’s a trend seen locally and nationwide, according to Family Violence Prevention Services. Experts say recent economic stress is to blame for an increase in calls to the local shelter.
What’s Up South Texas! Woman turns her painful past into a resilient future for victims of violent crimes
A San Antonio woman is turning her painful past into a bright and resilient future for victims of violent crimes across south Texas. Margaret Fernandez is the founder and CEO of the non-profit 3rd Street Closet.
‘He’s a predator:’ Ex-wife of twice-fired officer worries he’ll win his job back again
SAPD Officer Javier Perales Jr. received two indefinite suspensions in about as many months. The first was in November 2017 for threatening his ex-wife and her father, a cancer patient. As he tries to appeal the second case, his ex-wife tells us why she believes the alleged victim.
Longtime San Antonio domestic violence prevention advocate elected to head state coalition
When it comes to domestic violence Marta Pelaez is already a highly-coveted leader for her knowledge on the subject. She said she is thrilled to take that knowledge and help tackle domestic violence issues statewide.
San Antonio police officer fired after botching domestic violence call, striking cyclist in separate incident
The San Antonio Police Department issued two indefinite suspensions for an officer who mishandled a domestic violence call and struck a cyclist with his car in a separate incident, according to records recently obtained by KSAT 12 News.