Victims of Crime – Alcohol, Drugs & Prescription Medication

A Flinders University pilot survey of 58 clients at the Victim Support Service last year found almost half – 26 victims – had increased self-medication. This included drugs prescribed by a psychiatrist or medical professional, as well as alcohol, illicit drugs and medication obtained without a prescription. Researchers now want funding to expand the study…


Protective Services Officer – Physical

On the 03-02-13 at around 7.00 pm a Protective Services Officer (PSO) was physically assaulted at the Coburg Railway Station while attempting to arrest the twenty-eight-year-old male offender. The Protective Services Officer sustained minor injuries.

For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria 1800 000 055 or go to

Aggravated Burglary – Maryborough Victoria

On the 31-01-13 three offenders entered a home in Logan Street Maryborough and assaulted the forty-one-year-old male resident. The victim managed to restrain an eighteen-year-old offender until the police arrived. Police have since charged three male offenders, aged fifteen, eighteen and twenty years, with aggravated burglary and recklessly causing injury. For victims of crime support…