Biographies

Judge Wayne Christian Judge Wayne Christian Bio

Judge Wayne Christian is a native of San Antonio and a graduate of Alamo Heights High School, Trinity University and St. Mary's University School of Law. Following law school, Judge Christian volunteered for active duty with the U.S. Army's 82d Airborne Division as an Airborne Infantry and Judge Advocate General's Corps officer. Upon leaving the active army, he continued his military career as a Special Operations Legal Advisor in the Army Reserve, serving in Panama, Thailand and Afghanistan with U.S. Army Special Forces. Retiring after 30 years of service, Colonel Christian's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Master Parachutist Badge and British, Thai and Canadian Parachute Badges.

First elected as a County Court at Law Judge in 1996, Judge Christian has disposed of more criminal cases, tried more jury trials and recovered more restitution for victims than any other County Court Judge in Bexar County history during his term in office.

Judge Christian has served for over 30 years as a Certified Texas Peace Officer, Criminal Justice Prosecutor, Criminal Defense Counsel and Texas State Judge. He has been an Adjunct Instructor at the San Antonio Police Academy and is presently an Adjunct Professor of Law and Consultant for the Center For Terrorism Law at St. Mary's University School of Law.


Joshua Childers

VTC Project DirectorJoshua Childers

Joshua Childers serves as the Project Director for the Bexar County Veterans Treatment Court. Mr. Childers previously served as the Case Manager for the VTC. Mr. Childers served in the United States Air Force as a Personnel Officer. His experience in the military included positions at base level, at higher headquarters, and culminated in being one of only six Air Force Officers in charge of running Air Force Officer and Senior Enlisted Promotion Boards, working directly under the guidance and direction of the Secretary of the Air Force.

Mr. Childers has real world experience in Casualty Operations, Mortuary Affairs, Air Force Protocol, and Deployment Processing. Mr. Childers served two combat deployments to Afghanistan in various roles on both Joint and NATO staffs. Mr. Childers led Casualty Operations for the largest single day Air Force directed mass casualty involving an insider attack in Kabul, Afghanistan in April of 2011. Mr. Childers earned a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Master of Education Degree in Leadership and Administration. Mr. Childers is a Nationally Certified Counselor. Finally, Mr. Childers is also a Disabled Veteran with first-hand experience and knowledge of the VA Healthcare System.


Ron Mora

VTC COURT MANAGER Ron Mora

Ron Mora currently serves as the Veteran's Treatment Court Manager. He directs and manages cases and oversees all case management functions performed by assigned staff. Conducts case management quality and ensures compliance with social services policies and procedures.

Mr. Mora attended and graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a B.A. in Political Science and History and a Post- Graduate degree in Legal Assistant Program. From 1999 to 2017, Mr. Mora worked in the criminal justice field with the adult probation office(s) in Hays and Bexar County. For 13 years, Mr. Mora, worked in the Gang Unit along with SAPD Gang Unit, Bexar County Sheriff's Office Gang Unit and with federal agencies.


Vincent PetrucciVincent Petrucci

VTC Case Manager

Mr. Petrucci is an Army Veteran, having served as a Captain in the Military Police career field.  He served in multiple deployments with a total of over 200 combat missions, supervising 167 soldiers, and serving as a liaison to US, Iraqi, and NATO Senior Leaders.   Mr. Petrucci has first-hand knowledge of the impact military service can have on soldiers, families, and a community-at-large. 

After his service Mr. Petrucci earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Saint Mary's University School of Law and served as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office prior to his employment with the VTC.  Finally, Mr. Petrucci is the founding member of the Fort Hood Chapter of the Team Red, White, and Blue Veterans Service Organization.


Judge Wayne Christian and the VTC Staff