On Friday the 06-12-13 at around 1.00 am emergency services arrived at a home on Palm Avenue in Reservoir to find a fifty-one-year-old male with severe facial lacerations. The victim was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he remains in an induced coma in a critical condition. Darebin Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating […][ Read More ]
VICTIMS OF CRIME COMPENSATION AND COUNSELLING SERVICES
Victims of Crime may be entitled to government funded compensation and other services to aid in their recovery.
Contact Community Lawyers**
South Melbourne: 9690 9144
Moreland: 9383 2588
Monash: 9545 7400
Box Hill: 9285 4822
Geelong: 1300 430599
(** Some eligibility criteria may apply)
For other Australian states please complete the Online Enquiry Form
Victims of Crime Compensation and Counselling Services (VOCCS) is a private entity providing referral services to experienced solicitors, psychologists & others. VOCCS has been operating for over fifteen years and specializes exclusively in facilitating free state government funded entitlements to victims of crime and has assisted in over 7500 crime compensation applications.
* The maximum total financial assistance awarded by VOCAT is $60,000 to a primary victim and $50,000 to a secondary or related victim. The amount of Special Financial Assistance awarded ranges from $130.00 to $10,000.00. The maximum cumulative amount available to all related victims, in respect of one death, is $100,000.00.
Victims of Crime Compensation Eligibility:
Victims of Crime in Victoria and Australia may be eligible for State Government Funded Crime Compensation services if:
- You are the victim and have been directly injured as the result of a crime.
- You have suffered either physically or psychologically by the crime.
- The crime was reported to the police and you made a police statement.
- The crime was committed in the last two years in Victoria, Australia**.
- You are related to a victim of crime.
Crime that has impacted victims may include: physical assault, sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, domestic abuse, family violence, armed robbery, violent robbery, aggravated burglary, child abuse, child sexual abuse, indecent assault, home invasion, stalking, threats to kill, workplace assault, homicide, murder, culpable driving, dangerous driving, road rage, breach of Intervention Order, threat to harm, bullying or any other violent crime. Matters such as childhood sexual abuse and ongoing domestic violence may in certain circumstances have occurred beyond two years.**
The offender does not need to be apprehended or charged in order to apply for Crime Compensation.
Crime Compensation Applications can be made in person or may be made over the phone if a person is unable to travel.
Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Service also refers to solicitors and other service providers in New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland experienced in supporting victims of crime to access their crime compensation entitlements.
NEWS AND INFORMATION
On Thursday the 5th December 2013 a male was fatally stabbed at a mosque in Dallas. A twenty-two-year-old man has been charged with murder and will face the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email: firstname.lastname@example.org[ Read More ]
On Thursday 28 November 2013 at around 9.20 pm a man dressed in a pilgrim outfit entered the milk bar on Old Lilydale Road in Ringwood East and approached the front counter and demanded cash before producing a knife. The staff member refused to hand over any money and the armed assailant jumped on to […][ Read More ]
On Wednesday the 27-11-13 at around 2.30 pm a male offender entered the pharmacy on Charman Road in Cheltenham armed with a knife. The male approached the front counter and made demands on staff for cash which was handed over and he then fled. Kingston Crime investigation Unit Detectives are appealing for witnesses. If you […][ Read More ]
On Saturday the 24-11-13 at around 2.20 am a twenty-two-year-old female was walking along Bourke Street, near Harbour Boulevard, in the Docklands when she was grabbed from behind by a male and assaulted. The female victim screamed and was able to break free and run to the safety of her nearby motor vehicle. The assailant […][ Read More ]
Victoria Police has published crime statistics comparing the 12 months to September 2013. The overall recorded crime rate across the state has increased by 2.7% with the total number of offences recorded up by 4.6% to a total of 414,762 offences. Crime against the person has increased by 2.5%, with assaults up by 4%. Drug […][ Read More ]
On the 7th November 2013 a fourteen-year-old girl was walking along Fitzroy Street in Laverton when a male got out of a motor vehicle and took hold of her arm before she managed to break free and run away. The man was described as being aged around forty-five to fifty years, Caucasian with fair skin, […][ Read More ]
On the 20-11-13 at around 7.30 am police attended a home in Dundas Street Thornbury and arrested two men in relation to an aggravated burglary. A forty-year-old man from Hallam and a twenty-six-year-old man from Cranbourne were both charged with aggravated burglary and possessing a pistol. A thirty-year-old Cranbourne man was conveyed to hospital with […][ Read More ]
On Sunday the 17-11-13 at around 1.30 am a male, together with his girlfriend, was at a bus stop in Swanston Street when they were approached by three men behaving inappropriately. Both parties then boarded the bus and a short time later one of the assailants head-butted the victim and he was then repeatedly struck […][ Read More ]
On Sunday the 24th November 2013 at around 11.10 pm two masked men approached a convenience store in Kilsyth and attempted to force their way in but were unsuccessful. Some five minutes later the two masked offenders entered another store also in Kilsyth carrying a knife causing the shop assistant to flee to a secured […][ Read More ]
Since 2008 the number of people committing crimes against people in Victoria’s biggest hospitals and nearby medical centres has increased by 75%. Dandenong Hospital fared worst with thirty-nine violent crimes. During 2012- 2013 police were called to major hospitals or nearby medical centres two hundred and sixty five times, an increase of 35%. Dr Stephen Parnis, Victorian president […][ Read More ]
On Wednesday the 6th November 2013 police attended a house in Regency Terrace Warranwood to find a thirty-four-year-old female who had been seriously assaulted unconscious on the floor. The female victim was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with very serious injuries. Detectives from Maroondah Crime Investigation Unit are appealing for public assistance. Victims of […][ Read More ]
On the 06-11-13 at around 8.50 am a male offender wearing a bandanna entered the milk bar on Spencer Street in Thornbury armed with a knife. The offender then leaned over the counter and stole a small amount of cash before fleeing. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while at work […][ Read More ]
At around 9.00 am on the 07-11-13 an eleven-year-old girl was walking alone along Canterbury Road in Vermont when a man attempted to grab her. The young girl managed to break free from the male offender and flee to a nearby house. The man was described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his fifties […][ Read More ]
On Sunday the 3rd November 2013 at around 7.10 am a female staff member was opening the sports centre on Ballan Road in Werribee when a male offender, wearing a ‘Scream’ mask, walked into the centre and demanded cash from her. The female staff member gave the assailant money and he then fled the scene. […][ Read More ]
On Thursday the 31st October 2013 a male was driving along Hillcrest Road in Frankston when he noticed a motorcyclist riding erratically and there was an exchange of words. The motorcyclist then began kicking the victim’s motor vehicle who attempted to escape but was pursued by the offender. The victim then stopped on Beaconsfield Parade […][ Read More ]
On the 10-11-13 at around 2.45 am two male assailants wearing stockings over their heads entered the Albert Park Service Station on Ferrars Street armed with a knife and a tomahawk. One assailant demanded the till while the other attempted to enter the service area containing the Shop Attendant. The assailants were last seen fleeing […][ Read More ]
On Friday the 18-10-13 a fifty-three-year-old man was drinking with his forty-six-year-old friend at a licensed venue in Ardlie Street West Meadows and after befriending some locals the pair were invited back to a house in Turner Street West Meadows arriving at around 11:10 pm. Upon arriving at the house the fifty-three-year-old male was assaulted […][ Read More ]
On the 1st October 2013 at around 8.45 pm three men, two armed with knives and one armed with an iron bar, entered a house on Goldsmith Street in Elwood. The offenders confronted three male victims aged twenty, twenty-three and sixty-three-years and demanded cash. One victim was then assaulted before the offenders then fled the […][ Read More ]
On the morning of Tuesday the 12th November 2013 three teenage males aged fifteen and sixteen years were allegedly involved in an armed robbery on a fast food restaurant on Golf Links Road in Frankston North. Police have since charged the three with armed robbery and they were bailed to appear at a children’s court. […][ Read More ]