Don’t let a language barrier stop you from getting help with domestic violence
Many domestic violence victims who don't speak English avoid reaching out for help. However, a survivor in San Antonio wants others to know there are translation services that can help you and your family escape dangerous situations.
Domestic violence survivor criticizes plea deal that gave attacker no jail time
A domestic abuser with a previous family violence conviction in Bexar County was given five years probation and no jail time as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. Now, the deal is being criticized by the victim in the case.
Domestic violence intervention, prevention remains a top priority for San Antonio city officials
Additional funding for domestic violence intervention and prevention programs may result in more reported cases in San Antonio. However, city officials say combating domestic violence is an all-hands effort.
How to have situational awareness in an abusive relationship
To get out of an abusive relationship, you first have to realize that you're in one, but it can be difficult to detect at first. That's why author Kelly Sayre became an expert and wrote a book called Sharp Women on situational awareness for women in dangerous relationships.
Sheriff: 2 children escape after 3 teens, man killed in apparent murder-suicide
Three teenage girls, 13, 14, and 19 were killed before a 38-year-old man killed himself, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. The man was believed to be in a relationship with the mother of two of the teens. She was not home at the time.
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.