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Marlene Todd | director

Marlene is the original Director of the Lawrence County Teen Court in South Dakota.  Along with starting the first active teen court in South Dakota, she was instrumental in developing the South Dakota Teen Court Association in 2003.  She has served on the Executive Board of the South Dakota Teen Court Association since its inception.  Starting in 2006, Marlene has actively worked on the development of the National Association of Youth Courts.  She is currently one of 22 Board of Trustees for the National Association of Youth Courts as well as a national trainer for teen courts.

Marlene has facilitated several local, regional and national trainings. She worked closely with legislature in 2007 to establish a Teen Court grant fund that is statutorily implemented within SD.  This fund houses money to establish and enhance Teen Courts in the State of SD.  SDCL 1-10-5; 1-10-6 and 1-10-7.