who we are

Alexandra Lux | director

Lawrence County Teen CourtAlexandra “Lexi” has lived in the Black Hills for most of her life. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in political science and history from the University of South Dakota in 2011 as well as a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from USD in 2020 and has completed coursework toward a Masters of Public Administration. She has spent over ten years working in and around law enforcement as a community service officer, telecommunicator, police officer, and sheriff’s deputy. During this time, Lexi has assumed many roles including receiving training in domestic violence, crisis intervention, DARE, and sexual assault response.

In May 2019, Lexi assumed the role of Director of Lawrence County Teen Court. Lexi is passionate about investing in the younger generation to create a brighter future. She is currently working to expand Teen Court to better serve area youth outside of the court room. Lexi serves as part Lawrence County Coalition, Deadwood Optimists Club, volunteers with TeamMates and Junior Achievement, and is a member of the Victims of Violence Intervention Program Board of Directors. In her free time, Lexi enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her husband and children.

Kim Kinney

Kim has been volunteering with Lawrence County Teen Court since 2013. She obtained her J.D. Degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2013. Following Law School, Kim worked as the Law Clerk for South Dakota's Fourth Judicial Circuit. She is a member of the State Bar of South Dakota and serves as the Fourth Circuit Representative on the Young Lawyers Board of Directors. She is also on the Board of Directors for Lawrence County Teen Court. Kim obtained her bachelor's degree in Spanish, Latin American Studies and International Business at the University of Arizona. Born and raised in South Dakota, she enjoys the state's beauty and recreation by spending her free time outdoors with her family, hunting and fishing, and keeping her dog active.