On Monday the 17-11-14 a twenty-five-year-old male was walking away from the Springvale Railway Station along Springvale Road when he was approached by four masked males who grabbed him and demanded his wallet and phone. The victim attempted to struggle at which time one of the offenders produced a handgun and the victim handed over…Details
VICTIMS OF CRIME: COMPENSATION & COUNSELLING
Victims of Crime in Victoria get Government funded financial compensation, counselling & other services to assist with your financial & emotional recovery.
Assistance to a primary victim of crime can be up to $70,000 and to a secondary victim of crime $60,000 and up to $100,000 in death matters*.
For assistance complete Online Enquiry Form
Victims of Crime – Compensation and Counselling Services (VOCCS) is a private entity providing referal services to experienced solicitors & psychologists specializing in crime compensation. VOCCS helps facilitate state government funded entitlements to victims of crime & has been doing so for over 15 years & has successfully assisted in over 10,000 crime compensation applications in Melbourne Victoria & Australia. VOCCS is not the Dept of Justice.
* The maximum total financial assistance awarded by the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, VOCAT, in Victoria is $60,000 to a primary victim & $50,000 to a secondary or related victim. The amount of Special Financial Assistance awarded is up to $10,000.00. The maximum cumulative amount available to all related victims in respect of one death is $100,000.00. Working with the Victorian Department of Justice (DoJ) to assist victims of crime.
To get advice, support and assistance to help you recover from the effects of crime call 1800 000 055.
CRIME COMPENSATION: FREECALL 1800 000 055
VICTIMS OF CRIME – ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY:
Victims of Crime in Melbourne & Victoria may be eligible for State Government Funded Crime Compensation Assistance if:
- You are the victim and have been directly injured as the result of a crime.
- You have suffered either a physical or a psychological injury.
- 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, domestic violence, family violence, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape, armed robbery, violent robbery, aggravated burglary, child abuse, child sexual abuse, indecent assault, home invasion, stalking, threats to kill, workplace assault, manslaughter, murder, culpable driving, dangerous driving, road rage, breach of Intervention Order, threat to harm, bullying, conduct endangering life or any other violent crime committed against a person. Matters such as childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence may in certain circumstances have occurred beyond two years.**
The offender does not need to be apprehended or charged or convicted in order for crime victims to apply for Compensation. Applications for Crime Compensation can also be made over the phone or by post if a victim is unable to travel. Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Services refers to solicitors and other service providers in Victoria & other states experienced in working with victims of crime to guide them through the legal process in order to ensure they access all their crime compensation entitlements. Supporting victims of crime to financially and emotionally recover from the effects of violent crime in Melbourne Victoria Australia.
On the 18-11-14 just after 12.00 am a twenty-two-year-old male was sitting in his motor vehicle parked on Densham Avenue in Armadale when two others vehicle arrived and parked just in front of him and just behind him. The vehicles contained five males wearing balaclavas. One of the males approached the victim carrying a firearm…Details
On Saturday the 15-11-14 at around 11.30 am an offender disguised as Santa entered a newsagency on Snell Grove in Oak Park and demanded money from the female shop assistant. The offender stole an amount of cash before fleeing east in a Jeep motor vehicle with false number plates. Moreland police are investigating the robbery.…Details
On Friday the 14-11-14 at around 6.30 am a fifty-four-year-old male living on McMahon Road in Reservoir saw a bike in his driveway while taking out the rubbish. As he went to investigate he was approached and assaulted by a male who punched and stabbed him to his stomach. The offender was described as being…Details
On the 01-11-14 at around 6.00 am a forty-six-year-old woman was indecently assaulted while running along The Tan Track on Birdwood Avenue in Treasury Gardens in St Kilda by an unknown male who approached her from behind. Some twenty-five minutes later a male exposed himself to a twenty-three-year-old female woman who was standing at a…Details
On the 10-11-14 at around 11.30 pm a group of teenage males were at a park on Fordholm Road in Hampton Park when they were approached by a large group of armed men. The teenage boys fled pursued by the armed men with one of the teenagers, a sixteen-year-old, being serious struck to the head…Details
On the 09-11-14 at around 11.45 pm a thirty-three-year-old man was physically assaulted by three males at a bus stop on Spring Street in Reservoir near the Reservoir Railway Station. A Protective Services Officer came to the victim’s aide and arrested one offender with police arresting the other two offenders shortly afterwards. The victim was…Details
On the 09-11-14 a taxi driver was assaulted and robbed in Essendon. A twenty-one-year-old male from Essendon has since been charged with intentionally causing injury and unlawful assault and was bailed to appear at the Broadmeadows Magistrate’s Court. If you have been a victim of crime while at work call 1800 000 055 or (03)…Details
On the 06-11-14 at around 8.20 pm a male committed an armed robbery at a fast food outlet on McDonald Street in Morwell. A forty-year-old male was soon after arrested and charged by La Trobe CIU detectives. If you have been a victim of crime while at work or elsewhere call 1800 000 055 or…Details
On the 04-11-14 at around 3.00 pm an indecent assault occurred at a gaming venue on Rosamond Road in Maribyrnong. On the 05-11-14 at around 8.25 am a sexual assault occurred on a bicycle track near the Yarra River in South Yarra. On the same day an obscene exposure occurred at a house in Prahran.…Details
On the 04-11-14 at around 10.30 pm a pregnant female driver was involved in a motor vehicle incident with a thirty-seven-year-old male on Camp Road in Broadmeadows. The pregnant female was subsequently assaulted and was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. A police officer assisting at the scene was also assaulted and sustained facial injuries…Details
On the 04-11-14 just after 10.00 pm a male offender threatened a twenty-one-year-old male with a knife demanding money at the Eltham Railway Station. The victim alerted Transit PSOs who contacted the police. A twenty-one-year-old Eltham North man was soon arrested in the railway car park by Victoria Transit Police with the aid of the…Details
On Friday 17th October 2014 at around 6.45 pm two men entered an ice cream shop on Point Nepean Road in Rye with one offender pushing aside one of the two female staff before grabbing the till and running from the shop. The following day, at around 2.30 pm, two men entered a shop located…Details
On the 29-10-14 at around 12.45 pm paramedics attended to a male in Little Bourke Street Melbourne who had sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to the Royal Melbourne Hospital but passed away a short time later. Homicide police have since charged a fifty-nine-year-old Asian male from Forest Hill with one count of murder and…Details
On the 29-10-14 at around 11.00 am a thirty-one-year-old female was walking her dog through Cherry Lake Reserve in Altona when she was grabbed from behind by a male wearing a bandana. The offender put a knife to the female victim’s throat and attempted to drag her into nearby bushes. The offender was disturbed by…Details
On the 28-10-14 at around 5.30 am an intruder gained entry into a home on Lorraine Crescent in Jacana via a back door. A fifty-one-year-old male resident was awoken when the offender entered his bedroom and a physical confrontation ensued during which the male victim sustained lacerations to his chest and chin. Two others were…Details
On the 25-10-14 at around 9.50 am a male entered the Post Office on McIvor Street in Bendigo East and demanded cash from the male shop attendant. The attendant handed over cash and the offender fled running along Murphy Street. The offender was described as being between twenty-five to thirty years of age of slight…Details
On the 24-10-14 at around 5.15 pm a twenty-eight-year-old male was involved in a confrontation on Crinigan Road in Morwell when he was stabbed to the chest. The victim was airlifted to The Alfred hospital in a critical condition. A thirty-nine-year-old female and a fifteen-year-old boy both from Morwell were arrested at the scene. Latrobe…Details
Victims of crime in Victoria were awarded $47,900,000 in compensation and legal costs during 2013/2014 down from $49,100,000 the previous year. Peter Lauritsen, Chief Magistrate, said 6611 applications were finalised and another 5722 were lodged, down by 141 on the previous year and the lowest number lodged since 2008. Magistrate Lauritsen said he did not…Details
A new American study found that only about 12% of the nearly 70% of victims of violent crime that have suffered a social or emotional problem, such as anxiety, trouble sleeping or depression, received any assistance from victim services. The study also found that 80% of women who suffered from a serious violent crime reported…Details