The Story County Jail is located at the Justice Center in Nevada, Iowa. Comprised of over 45 Detention Officers, kitchen staff, contracted medical, mental health, and jail diversion personnel, the jail is a 24hr. a day, year round operation.

The Story County Jail prides itself on maintaining a clean and secure facility, employing professional staff that are constantly striving to provide an essential service to citizens both in and outside of this facility. Through inmate worker, work release, substance abuse counseling, and jail diversion programs, the Story County Jail continues to lead the way with progressive and meaningful opportunities intended to increase the quality of life of individuals incarcerated here and helps them build a better future for themselves and their community on release.

Two of the standout programs at the Story County Jail are Jail Diversion and the REACH Program.

  1. Jail Diversion is a program designed to help inmates diagnosed with mental illness. Once out of jail it helps these inmates to regain their support structure and give them access to the mental health professionals that can help them stay out of jail.
  2. The REACH program targets high risk inmates to provide support and treatment for criminal thinking, mental health issues and substance abuse issues to prevent recidivism. The REACH program is highly successful with 88.8% of the participants arrest free and living in our community as a direct result of the reach program.

For more information on the jail, please follow the link below:

Jail Information Page