In Australia during 2014 one woman died every week from domestic violence and one woman is hospitalised every three hours across the country as the result of domestic violence. The official estimation is that about 1.6 million Australian women have experienced domestic violence and it is suggested that less than half the such abuse is reported…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 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 the 11-03-14 just before midnight emergency services arrived at a property on Royal Parade in Parkville to find a thirty-five-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper body. The victim was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Police are appealing to anyone with information about the shooting to contact them. If you have…Details
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an evidence-based trauma-focussed psychological therapy to help individuals recover from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related conditions. CPT conceptualises PTSD as a failure to recover in which erroneous beliefs about traumatic events, as well as the use of avoidance as an unhelpful coping strategy, serve to prevent accurate processing…Details
Recent research indicates that people experiencing homelessness had experienced an average of twenty-one traumatic events compared to just two for the general population. Issues relating to homelessness need to be considered when supporting victims of trauma. “Trauma-informed Care” is an understanding of how trauma impacts on someone and what that means for support workers who…Details
On the 06-03-14 a motor vehicle pulled up behind a twenty-year-old female who was walking along Bulmans Road in Melton West at around 10.00 pm. The male driver asked the woman if she wanted a lift and when she refused he alighted and grabbed her by her hair and punched her to her face. Another motor vehicle…Details
On the 05-03-14 at around 5.00 pm police arrested and charged four teenagers following an attempted theft at the Pakenham Shopping Centre on the afternoon of the 4th March 2014. The teenagers were charged with a variety of offences including resisting arrest and assaulting police. One fourteen-year-old boy was due to front the Children’s Court today…Details
On the 04-03-14 at around 10.30 pm a male driver was waiting at the intersection of Princes Highway and Clow Street in Dandenong when he was approached by an unknown male who dragged him from his motor vehicle. The offender then got into the motor vehicle and drove some one hundred meters before the vehicle…Details
On the 20-02-14 at around 5.40 pm a gang of armed intruders forced their way into a Preston home and physically assaulted the three occupants. One occupant, a fifty-seven-year-old male, sustained serious injuries and was treated in hospital. Police have since charged a thirty-four-year-old male over the incident. Earlier that same day a fifty-year-old woman…Details
On Tuesday the 04-03-14 at around 2.25 am a masked and armed male offender entered a convenience store in Bendigo and demanded cash from the shop assistant. The offender was armed with a handgun and was wearing a balaclava. The shop assistant refused to comply and the offender then fled the store to a nearby…Details
In Victoria more than 420,000 offences were recorded for the 12 months from December 2012 to December 2013. Crimes against the person, such as assault and robbery, rose by 0.6%. Ken Lay, Police Chief Commissioner, said that ‘domestic violence still accounts for most of the physical attacks with 40% of crimes committed against the person…Details
Reactions to a trauma may include: Feeling hopeless about the future Feeling detached or unconcerned about others Having trouble concentrating or making decisions Feeling jumpy and getting startled easily at sudden noises Feeling on guard and constantly alert Having disturbing dreams and memories or flashbacks Having work or school problems You may also experience more…Details
Victoria Police crime statistics show assaults, excluding family violence, increased by 27% from 419 offences in 2012 to 533 in 2013 in Maribyrnong. Police Inspector Long said that ‘many of the non-family violence assaults occur between people known to each other and often as a result of excessive alcohol consumption or drug use’. Last year the Maroondah…Details
Armed Robbery – St Albans On the 03-03-14 at around 5.00 pm a fifteen-year-old boy was walking through a reserve in St Albans when he was approached by several other youths and threatened to be stabbed with a flick knife. The victim was then assaulted losing consciousness and regained consciousness to having his Monster brand…Details
Assaults in the Goulburn Valley and Wodonga regions have increased last year by more than 15% according to 2013 Victoria Police figures. Increases in the Goulburn Valley were driven mainly by family violence, with Wangaratta also recording a jump in domestic assaults. According to Tony Davis, Wodonga based Police Inspector, more than 30% of those…Details
The Liberal Party in South Australia has promised a twelve million dollar boost to victims’ of crime services if elected. These services include: Increasing the maximum payments under the Victims of Crime Compensation scheme to $100,000.00. Increasing the maximum payable for grief to $20,000.00 and funeral expenses to $14,000.00. Increasing the amount paid to lawyers working…Details
On the 22-02-14 at around 10.00 pm a fourteen-year-old boy was assaulted on Clarendon Street in Cranbourne by a group of males. The teenage victim suffered serious lacerations to his torso and was treated at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Police are appealing for any witnesses to the stabbing to come forward. Victims of crime for support…Details
On Saturday the 22-02-24 at around 1.15 am residents of a home in Murray Street St Albans responded to a knock on the front door resulting in two males rushing into the home and assaulting the forty-one-year-old and forty-three-year-old male occupants. One of the victims suffered head injuries and was treated at the Footscray Hospital…Details
Funding to the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness, which is often used to find housing for victims of domestic violence, expires on the 30-06-14. Fiona McCormack, chief executive of Domestic Violence Victoria, said the majority of family violence services were funded through the housing and homelessness budgets. She said that “family violence in Victoria accounts…Details
Armed Robbery – Bendigo On the 12-02-14 just after 10.00 pm a male entered the Nando’s fast-food outlet in the Bendigo city centre and produced a firearm. Staff reported that the offender then stole money before running out of the store and towards Rosalind Park. Aggravated Burglary – Bendigo On Saturday the 15-02-14 two male…Details
On Wednesday the 19-02-14 the bodies of an elderly couple were found stabbed to death in their Murrumbeena home. Police indicated that there were no obvious signs of a forced entry into their home and no evidence that the couple had assaulted each other. Police said that they are searching for a motive and have…Details