A lot of criminal justice policy happens at the local level – in California’s 58 individual, and somewhat quirky, counties. Take juvenile justice for instance. Every county runs its own juvenile probation department and each one has the same mandate: offer young offenders the chance to be rehabilitated. But somehow, juvenile halls in different parts of the state look totally different. Monterey, which has twice the population of Santa Cruz, has about 10 times the number of kids locked up in its juvenile hall.