The plan includes creating a crisis hotline and training nurses to help recognize signs of domestic violence.
YWCA locations across the country hosted events in an effort to bring attention and resources to young people during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Commentary: Sometimes in San Antonio it feels like there’s only one degree of separation between us and a terrible story about domestic violence.
City Council members shared markers of unhealthy relationships in a public service announcement that is part of a domestic violence awareness campaign.
Bexar County and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office will each contribute $25,000 to purchase gun locks to distribute for free and fund a gun safety campaign.
Council members want SAPD to take in guns for cash or gift cards, but Chief McManus said such programs are “ineffective.”
Officials announced the formation of a domestic violence commission Friday, chaired by Judge Monique Diaz and Assistant City Manager Colleen Bridger.
City Council reviewed elements of next year’s $2.9 billion budget focused on improving the quality of life for vulnerable families and children.
City officials turned to SAWS for additional revenue, proposing an increase in the portion of money given to the City for the first time since 1992.
A judge and councilwoman are asking the City and County to provide funds for a hybrid domestic violence and drug court to address the underlying causes of domestic violence.