MOUNT VERNON — Some would say that America’s justice system and the media focus too much attention on criminal defendants and too little on their victims. Felons harm innocent people who through no fault of their own suffer physical harm, emotional distress, financial injury and even death. The last thing a victim or survivor wants to do is to relive a crime, but for justice to be served their testimony is often essential.
In Knox County, many crime victims come in contact with Diana Oswalt, who for the past 11 years has worked in the County Prosecutor’s office as Victim Advocate. She is not an attorney and cannot provide legal advice, but she guides clients through the legal system.
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