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Peoples Security Bank Supports Vetrans Treatment Court Advocacy Center of Lackawanna County with DonationApr 28, 2016
Scranton, PA (April 28, 2016) – Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company made a $20,000 donation to the Veterans Treatment Court to help further its programs and offer more assistance to military veterans who are facing challenges after returning home from combat. The donation was made possible through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development in conjunction with the Neighborhood Assistance Program.
The Veterans Treatment Court Advocacy Center of Lackawanna County was established to support veterans with substance abuse or mental or physical health issues. The goal of the program is to offer “a path to productive family sustainable employment.” Rather than facing a prison sentence for their charges, select individuals are chosen to go through the 15-18 month VTC program to receive treatment for their addiction or health issue. During that time, selected individuals also receive valuable education and job training through the help of the Employment Opportunity Training Center (EOTC). The program is judicially supervised and individuals are given the skills they need in order to remain arrest free and reintegrate into society after serving in the military.
Thomas Tulaney, Executive Vice President, Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company, said, “The Veterans Treatment Court exemplifies everything that we at Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company are proud to support. They are committed to making sure that veterans returning home from combat have the tools necessary to make a transition from military life to civilian life. PSBT is proud to support their efforts.”
About Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company
Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company is a community bank serving Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties in Pennsylvania and Broome County, New York through 23 branches. Each office, interdependent with the community, offers a wide range of financial products and services to individuals, businesses, not-for-profits, and government entities.