The Bucks County Bar Association was one of 23 legal entities lauded statewide for community support by the Pa. Bar Association (PBA).
At its recent conference in Lancaster, the PBA recognized bar associations for tacking projects that “improve the legal profession, justice system, and community.”
The in-county bar association was congratulated for its wellness program and veteran’s treatment initiatives.
The former outreach comprises free yoga instruction to bar members, their office staffs, and their families.
The latter, Veterans Treatment, works to enhance public safety and reduce recidivism of criminal defendants who have served in the military. It does so by by connecting them with VA benefits, treatment, and veteran services.
It also works to find appropriate dispositions to veterans’ criminal charges. This effort includes consideration of treatment needs against the seriousness of offenses and the impact of crimes on victims and the community.
“PBA is honored to highlight the numerous local bar association projects and programs aimed at improving communities and the legal profession,” said PBA President Kathleen D. Wilkinson. “We commend the many dedicated volunteers who serve as an inspiration for others to participate in future endeavors that can benefit Pennsylvania residents.”