Benton County Work Program
A program by the District & Circuit Court to provide work opportunities in lieu of jail time.
The primary job of the Benton County Work Program is to oversee individuals that have been court ordered to perform hours through this office in lieu of jail time or as part of probation requirements. Depending on the individual courts needs this office can also supervise public service work for fines assessed or court ordered community service. The Benton County Work Program allows participants the ability to work off their court ordered requirements, provide valuable labor hours to community service organizations while maintaining their employment. It also affords the individual an opportunity to maintain their home life & continue to take care of their families in lieu of spending that time in the county jail which ultimately cost the tax payers of Benton County $55.00 a day therefore alleviating jail overcrowding.
The Benton County Work Program only deals with nonviolent offenders such as; DWI, theft, shoplifting, bad checks,
traffic violations, and possession charges.
Circuit & State Court Links
City District Courts
City district courts handle misdemeanors and violations of state law and local ordinances, preliminary felony cases and civil cases involving contracts, as well as damage to and recovery of personal property in matters less than $5,000 which includes small claims division.
Any individual that has been seen by a Judge from any of the listed courts and ordered to do the work program are required
to contact this office and set up an appointment to schedule these requirements. At the initial appointment provide your
documentation from the court that reflects what has been required of you and also picture identification if you have one.