Reducing Violent Crimes

Australia has been described as being in “the acute phase of a chronic disease”, and that chronic disease is violent crime. Like any disease, unless treated early it can spread, from the domestically violent household to violent street gang behaviour and subsequently more serious crimes. Early intervention programs with children, their parents and schools are…

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Employer Assistance Programs (EAPs)

Many businesses are currently paying very large amounts of money for Employer Assistance Programs (EAPs) to provide such services as Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) to employees when they can in fact be provided free of charge through our organisation. Similar to services offered by EAPs, our crisis intervention involves customised programs to meet the…

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McDonald’s Restaurant Robbery – Mulgrave

On Monday the 12-11-12 at around 1.00 am a twenty-year-old masked assailant with a gun entered the McDonald’s Restaurant in Mulgrave threatening staff and customers and demanding money and wallets. As the assailant was leaning over the counter taking money from the tills he was tackled from behind by two customers. The assailant was then…

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Drinks Spiked – Melbourne Cup

A thirty-four-year-old female collapsed at Flemington on Tuesday the 06-11-12 about twenty minutes after drinking champagne that was bought by someone she had just met and she required to be resuscitated by paramedics. A second female also claimed on YouTube to being drugged at the Melbourne Cup. For financial support and professional advice call Victims…

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Physical Assault Police Officer – Shepparton

On the 08-11-12 a twenty-nine-year-old male from Shepparton was charged with assaulting police and resisting arrest after fleeing from his motor vehicle that was intercepted in Mooroopna. The assailant had an outstanding warrant and is expected to be remanded in custody. If you have been the victim of a physical assault while at work call…

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Domestic Violence – Call for ‘Safe Rooms’

The Ringwood Magistrates Court has recently opened “safe room” where victims of family violence can wait away from offenders. Victims who are forced to wait in the same court area as the offender for their matter to be called often find themselves being threatened and intimidated. Community Law Australia representative, Hugh de Kretser, said that…

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Bag Snatching Robberies

On the 08-11-12 two men aged forty-one and thirty-five years from Kurunjang were arrested in Richmond charged with five bag snatching robberies in Maribyrnong, Taylors Lakes, Melbourne CBD, Preston and Deer Park committed between the 24-10-11 and the 08-11-12. Both offenders were remanded in custody. For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime…

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Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

A “critical incident” is any event that causes an unusually intense stress reaction, such as an armed robbery or physical assault.  Often the distress a victim experiences after a critical incident limits their ability to cope, impairs their ability to adjust and negatively impacts on their work and social life. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing is…

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