Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney

Necessary Documents

Necessary Documents for Victims Compensation
To begin the process, obtain an Application for Victim Compensation to complete and submit it and all paperwork to the State through the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

The following documents must be attached in order for the claim to be processed (all applications must include a Police Report, TPO, or a Warrant):

Documents Necessary by Claim Category

Categorical Caps

Medical Expenses
Itemized (description of service) medical bills must be included


Funeral Expenses
  • Death Certificate
  • Itemized (description of services) funeral bill
  • Receipt of payment (if bill has been paid)


Mental Health Counseling Expenses
Itemized counseling bills (counselors must be licensed and in good standing with the Secretary of State’s Office)


Economic Support
  • Lost Wages (the victim must be employed at the time of crime to be eligible)
    • Pay stubs for a period of at least 60 days prior to injury
    • Letter from employer stating number of days missed and wages lost since the date of the injury
    • Doctor’s note required when absent more than one week; or
  • Loss of Support
    • Pay stubs for a period of at least 60-days prior to injury
    • Have to submit proof that they have applied for disability, Social Security, Worker’s Compensation, etc. in order to be eligible
    • Additional information may be required upon request


Crime Scene Clean-up
Itemized sanitation bill must be included


The current average processing time is approximately 60 days.