On Saturday the 10th May 2014 two twenty-two-year-old women were indecently assaulted in Brunswick. Moreland Crime Investigation Unit detectives have since charged a thirty-seven-year-old man from Brooklyn with two counts of false imprisonment and two counts of indecent assault. The assailant is to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for a remand hearing. For victims…Details
VICTIMS OF CRIME COMPENSATION
Victims of Crime in Victoria Australia receive Government funded financial compensation to assist with recovery.
Financial assistance to a primary victim of crime in Victoria can be up to $70,000*.
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HELPLINE: 1800 000 055
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.
* 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.
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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 to guide them through the legal process in order to ensure they access all their crime compensation entitlements. Supporting victims to financially and emotionally recover from the effects of violent crime in Melbourne Victoria Australia.
On Monday the 21-04-14 at around 10.00 am a seven-year-old girl was indecently assaulted while shopping with her mother at a supermarket in Cobram. A twenty-five-year-old man has since been charged with one count of an indecent act with a child under sixteen years of age and remanded to appear at the Shepparton Magistrates Court.…Details
In 2011 – 2012 there were thirteen people arrested for domestic violence homicides. In 2012-2013, following a change in police reporting practices, there were forty-five people arrested for domestic homicides. Western Integrated Family Violence Committee Member, Jocelyn Bignold, said authorities are struggling to “come to grips” with the magnitude of domestic abuse since new offences…Details
On the 21-04-14 at around 2.40 pm police were called to a property on Longmuir Road in Watsonia to discover the bodies of two deceased children. Homicide detectives have since charged a thirty-five-year-old man from Watsonia with two counts of murder. The offender was remanded in custody. If you are the family member of a murder victim…Details
On Saturday the 19th April 2014 at around 10.30 pm a female was sitting in her motor vehicle parked on Raleigh Street in Essendon when a male wearing a scarf over his face knocked on her window and told her to get out. The female initially hesitated at which time the offender produce a large knife…Details
Frankston police have charged and arrested a twenty-three-year-old male following three separate armed robberies at service stations in Frankston on the 30th March, 4th April and 9th April 2014. On then 30th March the offender robbed the service stations on the Nepean Highway in Frankston, on the 4th April he robbed the service station on…Details
On Sunday the 13th April 2014 at around 3.00 am it is believed that the male bumped into a motor vehicle as it was travelling through the intersection of Elizabeth and Latrobe Streets in the Melbourne CBD. It is alleged that the driver then got out of his motor vehicle and confronted a group of…Details
On Tuesday the 09-04-14 at around 9.50 pm a male offender entered the service station on Nepean Highway in Frankston carrying a knife. The shop assist quickly fled inside a secure room while the offender stole cash and then fled north along the Nepean Highway. The offender was described as being Caucasian, aged in his…Details
On the 01-04-14 at around 8.40 pm an elderly man was walking his dog along Westgarth Street when he was approached by two male offenders who stole his wallet and a bottle of brandy he had just purchased. The first offender was described as being of southern European in appearance and aged in his mid…Details
On the 04-03-14 two men threatened another male with pepper spray in an attempt to steal his motor vehicle. The victim, a bus driver, had finished his shift when he was walking towards his motor vehicle at around 6.20 pm when he was approached by the offenders. The offenders told the bus driver to take…Details
On the 21-03-14 at around 4.00 am a male offender entered a 24-hour convenience store on Mt Alexander Road in Ascot Vale and threatened staff with a firearm demanding money and cigarettes. On the 01-04-14 at around 3.15 pm a male offender entered the same convenience store and again threatened the shop assistant with a…Details
On the 02-04-14 at around 7.00 am a forty-seven-year-old male was shot dead to his upper torso during his morning walk some one hundred meters from his home. A passing truck driver discovered the body and unsuccessfully tried to revive him. Police described the murder as a ‘brazen, high-risk crime in the middle of a…Details
On the 02-04-14 at around 7.00 am the body of a young female aged in her late teens to mid twenties was discovered by a worker on Lace Street in Doveton. Police indicated that the victim had sustained traumatic head and facial injuries believed to have been caused at the scene and described the assault…Details
On the 1st April 2014 at around 7.45 pm a man entered the Milk Bar on Goldsworthy Road in Corio armed with a firearm. The offender threatened the shop attendant and demanded money before jumping the counter and stealing items before fleeing on foot. Geelong Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for any information regarding…Details
On Monday the 01-04-14 at around 8.00 pm it is believed that a forty-eight-year-old man was assaulted and subsequently passed away at the scene. A fifty-six-year-old local man is currently assisting homicide police with their investigating. If you are a family member of a murder victim call 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415 9492 or…Details
On the 01-04-14 at around 2.20 pm a police officer was waving traffic into the testing area on The Great Eastern Way in South Morang when he was struck by a motor bike. The male motor bike rider failed to stop. The police officer sustained a severe injury to his arm and was treated at a…Details
On the 31-03-14 at around 3.40 pm a male aged in his fifties or sixties asked a fifteen-year-old girl to assist him with his motor vehicle. The teenager obliged and the offender then forced her into his motor vehicle where he assaulted her. The young female managed to escape and run home and the police…Details
On Sunday the 29th March 2014 at around 6.45 pm two elderly men were walking along Chapel Street in St Kilda when they were approached by two males aged in their twenties. An altercation arose during which the fifty-eight-year-old male was punched to the head causing him to fall to the ground. His male companion…Details
On Saturday the 29-03-14 at around 1.30 pm a female had parked her motor vehicle at a shopping centre car park on McCrae Street in Dandenong when an unknown male approached and opened her driver’s side door. The male offender threatened the female victim with a syringe and told her to get out of the…Details
On the 11-03-14 at around 3.30 pm a sixteen-year-old girl was walking home from school along Murray Road in Coburg when she was followed by an unknown male. The male asked her where she was going and when she ignored him he came up behind her and attempted to grab her by her shoulders and…Details