Early Childhood Court

The mission of the Bexar County Early Childhood Court is to establish a comprehensive, integrated, and coordinated systems approach to help families with in the community. This includes developing, supporting and facilitating services and tailor those to the needs to the child(ren) and family. The Bexar County Early Childhood Court will operate at the highest standard of best practices, comply with local, State, and Federal components and guidelines to help stabilize the family unit.

Judge Monique Diaz

Monique Diaz is a San Antonio native. She and her two brothers were raised by their Puerto Rican mother and Dominican father. Monique earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, and her law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Prior to being elected to the bench, Monique owned and operated her own law firm for nearly a decade, where she represented low-income families, victims of domestic violence, civil litigants and small businesses. In the public sector, she represented non-profit and government agencies, and served as a City Attorney and City Prosecutor for municipalities statewide. In 2018, Monique was elected to the bench as Judge of the 150th Civil District Court in Bexar County where she presided over all civil matters. She currently serves on the Bexar County Juvenile Board, and is Co-Chair of the joint city-county Collaborative Commission on Domestic Violence. 

Staff for Early Childhood Court

Judge Monique Diaz, 150th Civic District Court Judge Presiding

Barbara Schafer, Children's Court Division & Programs Administrator
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Macy Clark, Early Childhood Court Manager
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Caroline Briones, Early Childhood Court Monitor
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Amanda Garcia, Intake Monitor
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Kenneth Lowe, Data Analyst
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