Camden, N.J. – The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office has hired a new assistant prosecutor and a new detective, announced Acting Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay.
Assistant Prosecutor Krysten Russell and Detective Felix Abreu have been sworn-in to their new roles. Assistant Prosecutor Russell is assigned to the Motions and Appeals Unit and Detective Abreu becomes the first detective assigned to the CCPO’s recently created Community Outreach and Engagement Unit.
Russell comes to the CCPO from the Superior Court of New Jersey, Criminal Division, Camden Vicinage after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Kathleen M. Delaney, J.S.C. since December 2019. As a law clerk, Russell drafted and prepared court orders and legal memorandum, prepared and reviewed court case files and conducted legal research, among other responsibilities.
Russell began working at the Superior Court of New Jersey, Criminal Division in August 2018 as a law clerk. Prior to that, she served as a law clerk for two years at Schatz & Steinberg, P.C. in Philadelphia and as a hearing officer for nearly two years at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
Russell received her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law, where she was a member of the Honorable Judith H. Wizmur Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Temple University.
Abreu joins the CCPO having served as a police officer with the Riverton Police Department since March 2021. Beginning in July 2018 he also served as a Special Law Enforcement Officer I and then a Special Law Enforcement Officer II with the Camden County Police Department. He also has several years of experience as a security officer in Voorhees.
Abreu earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law and Justice from Rowan University. He is currently working on his master’s degree. Abreu is fluent in Spanish and he is certified in suicide intervention. He received basic officer training at both the Camden County Police Academy and Atlantic County Police Academy.
“Krysten and Felix come to us with diverse backgrounds and diverse skill sets that will without a doubt greatly benefit our community,” said MacAulay. “Krysten has gained invaluable legal experience in the various positions she has held before joining the Office; she has excelled in each position and shown that she is committed to public service. Felix was drawn to public service by his desire to give back to our community. In each position he has held he has made community interaction and relationship building his number one priority. Felix comes to us with the exact mindset necessary to continue to build bridges between law enforcement and our community through our new Community Outreach and Engagement Unit. We are very excited that Krysten and Felix have joined the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, they will both have a positive impact on our community as they continue to grow and develop in these new roles.”
With these new hires, the CCPO currently staffs 73 Assistant Prosecutors and 108 Detectives.