Victims Support Agency (VSA) – Counselling Services

Des Pearson, Victorian Auditor-General, criticised  the Victims Support Agency stating that the waiting time to receive counselling under this model can be up to five months and that the quality of counselling services provided varied. http://www.audit.vic.gov.au/publications/2010-11/20110209-VoC.pdf For victims of crime, especially violent crime, it is important that they receive support and redress soon after the…

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Armed Robbery – Newtown

On Tuesday the 17-12-13 at around 10.30 pm two offenders entered the Newtown supermarket via the front doors carrying firearms and wearing balaclavas. One offender threatened a staff member while the other offender grabbed the cash register drawer before running from the supermarket. Geelong CIU are investigating the armed robbery. Victims of crime for financial…

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Aggravated Burglary – Thornbury

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…

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