Positive Energy Affecting Recovering Lives

P.E.A.R.L. Benton County Drug Court Services

Traditionally, if the police arrest an individual for a drug offense, such as possession, that person would go before the court and receive a prison sentence if found guilty. Drug courts offer an alternative to incarceration and recognize that addiction requires healing, not punishment.

Benton County Drug Court started in November 2001. The program helps people in the criminal justice system find recovery from addiction. About 81% of Benton County drug court participants graduate from the program. Less than 20% of graduates are arrested within three years of completing the program.

P.E.A.R.L. assists Benton County Drug Court participants find a path to healing by providing much-needed services:

  • Transitional living
  • Supportive services
  • Educational scholarships

Supportive Services

P.E.A.R.L. offers supportive services to Benton County Drug Court participants to help meet fundamental financial needs:

  • Rental assistance
  • Utility assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Work supplies and clothes
  • Medical and dental care

Transitional Living

Transitional Living
Affordable housing is a foundation of stability in any circumstance. For P.E.A.R.L., transitional living provides another level of services and accountability in a safe environment for Benton County Drug Court Participants. P.E.A.R.L.’s Recovery House provides the wrap-around support needed for residents to start rebuilding their lives.

Educational Scholorships

In honor of our founding board member, Ben Roberds, we are able to offer scholarship opportunities to Benton County Drug Court participants for enrollment in higher education and technical or trade school.