On Tuesday the 24-07-14 a women aged in her mid twenties arrived at her South Yarra home at around 10.15 pm and parked her black BMW coupe in the carport. A male offender armed with a pair of scissors and wearing a balaclava and a single glove followed her from her carport and forced his…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.
CRIME COMPENSATION: FREECALL 1800 000 055
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 violent 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 Tuesday the 22-07-14 at around 2.30 am two men armed with a firearm and a large knife entered the Main Road East Hotel in Kealba demanding cash from the employees. An employee handed over an amount of cash and the offenders then fled from the hotel. Police are appealing for public assistance following an…Details
On Monday the 21-07-14 at around 1.30 am an eighteen-year-old male and his seventeen-year-old girlfriend were in Galvin Park in Werribee when they noticed two men on push bikes. The two men started yelling at them and as they got closer demanded the teenagers to empty their pockets at which time the teenagers attempted to…Details
On Sunday the 20-07-14 at around 12.30 pm a fifteen year old male was waiting at a bus stop at the East Malvern Shopping Centre when he was approached by three teenage males who asked him for a cigarette. When the male victim told the three offenders he did not have any cigarettes they repeatedly…Details
On Friday the 18-07-14 at around 4.50 am a male in his thirties entered a Convenience Store on Elizabeth Street in the Melbourne CBD and picked up a pair of scissors and threatened the shop assistant demanding cash and cigarettes. The shop assistant handed over a packet of cigarettes and the offender attempted to open…Details
On Sunday the 13-07-14 at around 11.00 am an eighteen-year-old female approached a three-year-old child in Federation Square in the Melbourne CBD before picking her up and walking away. The toddler’s family immediately chased down the woman and retrieved their child. Melbourne SOCIT detectives have since charged the eighteen-year-old with child stealing offences and remanded her to…Details
On Saturday 12-07-14 at around 9.00 pm a fifty-two-year-old man and a fifty-year-old female sustained gunshot wounds at a house on Levuka Street in Seaford. Police have since charged a thirty-year-old man with attempted murder and recklessly cause serious injury and remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. If you have been a victim of…Details
On the 10-07-14 just before 9.30 pm a plain clothed police officer was attacked with a knife in the car park of a fast food outlet on Howitt Street in Wendouree. A male passenger provoked a physical confrontation with the police officer and after the officer employed OC spray the female driver produced a knife…Details
On Saturday the 05-07-14 at around 9.45 pm a male offender wearing a balaclava and armed with a brick attempted to enter the Cheltenham Service Station on Warrigal Road before a staff male person managed to lock the door. The offender then threw the brick through the glass doors striking the staff person standing on the…Details
On Tuesday the 01-07-14 at around 5.30 pm a twenty-one-year-old male from Melton was assaulted at Footscray Railway Station. Other commuters came to the aid of the victim and the assailant fled. The victim suffered serious injuries and was treated at the Western General Hospital. Transit CIU police are appealing for the witnesses to come forward. Victims…Details
On Friday the 04-07-14 at around 4.40 am two male offenders forced entry into a home on Heather Road in Gisborne. The two occupants awoke to find the burglars in a nearby room wearing balaclavas and armed with handguns and bats. The forty-seven-year-old male occupant was assaulted and was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital…Details
On Sunday the 29-06-14 just after 8.30 pm on two men entered the liquor section of the supermarket on Barkly Street in Footscray wearing a pink mask and a green skeleton mask. The offenders approached the service counter and threatened staff with a firearm and a crow bar demanding money. The offenders then stole cash from…Details
Altona police have charged a twenty-four-year-old male with two counts of armed robbery which occurred at the Werribee Shopping Centre on Wednesday the 02-07-14. The offender was remanded in custody to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415 9492 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au…Details
On Sunday the 06-07-14 at around 1.20 am a taxi driver was assaulted on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy near the intersection of Johnson Street. Shortly before 8.30 the same day police arrested a thirty-year-old West male from Heidelberg man and a thirty-year-old female from West Heidelberg in respect to the assault. Victims of assault call 1800…Details
On Sunday the 06-07-14 a women was found dead in Narre Warren South. Homicide police have since charged a forty-eight-year-old man from Cranbourne with one count of murder. The offender is expected to face the Melbourne Magistrates Court for a remand hearing. If you are the family member of a murder victim contact Victims of…Details
On Sunday the 01-06-14 at around 4.45 pm a fifteen-year-old girl was walking her two dogs along Foot Street in Frankston and when she reached the entrance to the George Pentland Botanical Gardens she heard someone whistle. The teenage victim looked up to see a male expose himself and perform a lewd act. The teenager quickly…Details
Three male members of the outlawed Finks motorcycle gang aged in their thirties have been arrested and charged following a robbery and assault at a hotel in Camp Street Ballarat which occurred just after midnight on the 07-06-14. The offenders were charged with aggravated burglary, intentionally causing serious injury, robbery and the possession of a…Details
On the 02-06-14 at around 6.30 pm four male offenders arrived at a Gaming Venue in Epping in a Holden sedan motor vehicle. The four quickly entered the venue threatening staff and patrons before entering the cashier’s area. The offenders then threatened a staff member with a knife forcing her to hand over cash. The…Details
On the 01-06-14 at around 11.40 am a male offender wearing a black balaclava and a black jumper entered a convenience store on Eagle Drive in Pakenham and threatened the male shop assistant with a gun demanding cash. The assistant handed over cash and the offender then fled on a motor bike. Cardinia CIU detectives are…Details
On Friday the 23rd May 2014 at around 1.50 pm a woman was walked along Westmill Drive in Hoppers Crossing when a man on a bike rode past her and attempted to grab her handbag. The female victim refused to let go of her handbag and a struggle ensued during which time the assailant punched the…Details