Jesse Hahnel's Organization Drafts Juvenile Justice Initiative

On Jan. 27, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced an initiative that will eliminate the power of prosecutors to directly file charges against children in the adult criminal justice system and require a judge to hold transfer hearings in order to decide whether youths aged 14-17 can be transferred to the adult criminal system. The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016 is a joint initiative with the National Center for Youth Law, of which former Skadden fellow Jesse Hahnel ('08) serves as executive director.