Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney

Prosecution Staff

DocumentAbout the Prosecution Staff and Juvenile Court
The juvenile justice system functions differently from the adult justice system. Juvenile courts tend to gear penalties towards rehabilitation rather than punishment, judges rather than juries decide cases, and records of offenses can be sealed after two years. The juvenile crime is called an act of delinquency.

Juvenile Courts have their own special rules, procedures, and terminology.
The Juvenile Court Division of the DeKalb District Attorney's Office is responsible for prosecuting cases against juveniles handled formally in front of the Juvenile Court.  The Division is led by Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney A'Sheika Penn.

The office has 20 staff members comprised of:
  • Six Assistant District Attorneys
  • Four Investigators
  • Two Victim Advocates
  • Four Paralegals
  • Three Trial Assistants