Camden, N.J. – Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer is proud to announce the hiring of two Assistant Prosecutors.

Matthew Callahan was hired in September 2020, as an Assistant Prosecutor and is currently assigned to the Juvenile Unit. Callahan earned his law degree from Rutgers Law School in May, 2019, where he was honored with the Richard L. Barbour, Jr. Memorial Award for dedication to public service. In June 2018, he began an internship with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office in the Juvenile and Major Crimes Units. He credits that time for preparing him to be a law clerk for the Honorable Phillip E. Haines J.S.C. in Mount Holly from 2019 to 2020. Prior to his acceptance into law school, Callahan served as an enlisted soldier and commissioned officer for the United States Army from 2009 to 2019.

Hannah Franke was hired in September 2020, as an Assistant Prosecutor and is currently assigned to the Motions and Appeals Unit. Franke earned her law degree from Rutgers Law School in May, 2019. While a student, Franke served as the Senior Articles Editor for Rutgers University Law Review. Following her graduation, Franke worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Justice Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Prior to her clerkship, Franke interned at both the Department of Child and Families under the Office of the Attorney General and in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

“I’m excited to bring on two more Assistant Prosecutors who have shown their dedication to public service,” said Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. “Matthew Callahan stood out as an intern and the Juvenile Unit is looking forward to having him back. Hannah Franke’s extensive internships and clerkship at the N.J. State Supreme Court give her a unique perspective and I’m confident she’ll excel here.”