All victims of crime in Victoria where a crime has been committed against a person, such as a physical or sexual assault, are entitled to access assistance through Crimes Compensation. Crimes Compensation is to ensure that such victims of crime are not out of pocket as a result of their trauma.
Costs paid by Crimes Compensation include medical expenses, dental expenses, ambulance expenses, loss of wages and other reasonable costs together with a component of cash for Pain and Suffering as well as whatever else will assist the victim to recover from the affect of crime. Assistance can be accessed for up to six years after an application for Crimes Compensation has been approved.
Victims of Crime Counseling & Compensation Services assists clients free of charge to access their entitlements as well as providing services to assist clients to recover from the affect of crime.