Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:  1-844-CO-4-KIDS  (1-844-264-5437)

Annie Russell

Victim Advocate / Crisis Intervention Specialist

Annie was inspired to work in the field of child advocacy during her time in her undergraduate program at Colorado Mesa University, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Annie devoted her time to help her community and decided she wanted to build on relationships between mental health professionals and the criminal justice system and improve its overall support for the community. While obtaining her Master’s degree in Criminology at Regis University, she was employed with the Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners Hotline, where she provided ‘in-the moment’ crisis support to those struggling with mental health and trauma-related situations. Her time spent working on the crisis line led to a deeper interest to serve and help the community of Denver in the field of victim and child advocacy; which in turn led to a wonderful opportunity to work as an intern at the Denver Children’s Advocacy Center before earning her Master’s degree in 2022. Annie is excited to be serving and advocating for children and families in the Denver community. Annie is dedicated to improving and making an impact in the field of victim services and child advocacy.