On the 07-09-17 at around 4.30 pm a female aged in her thirties was walking home along Heatherton Road in Springvale when she was approached from behind by an unknown male offender who produced a knife and demanded her handbag and cash. The victim handed over a small amount of cash and the offender then…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 the 05-09-17 at around 12.40 am three men armed with a hand gun and other weapons forced entry into a home on Mount View Road in Thomastown and assaulted one of the residents and stole cash and personal property before fleeing. Later that same day the same three male offenders forced entry into a home on…Details
On the 01-09-17 at around 9.30 pm two males armed with a handgun and carrying a pink shopping bag entered a Milk Bar on Balaka Place in Bundoora. The armed offenders threatened staff but were challenged by a shop assistant armed with a broom before they fled on foot empty handed. The offenders were last…Details
On the 20-08-17 at around 10.00 pm the occupants of a Dandenong North home heard a bedroom window smash. The forty-five-year-old male occupant then opened the front door to investigate when he was confronted by three males and a female, all perceived to be of African appearance, and all wearing hooded tops and face coverings…Details
On the 24-08-17 at around 10.20 am three teenagers gained entry into an apartment on Scott Street in Dandenong and threatened the four occupants before stealing household items. Police have since arrested a sixteen-year-old male from Cranbourne West, a seventeen-year-old male from Lyndhurst and a sixteen-year-old male from Cranbourne. Victims of crime for assistance &…Details
On Saturday the 19th August 2017 at around 5.30 pm two armed offenders, one wearing a head covering similar to a niqab or burqa, entered a fast-food outlet on Main Street in Croydon with the intent to steal. The two offenders are also believed to be responsible for three other recent armed robberies – a…Details
On the 26-07-17 at around 6.45 am a fifty-nine-year-old man was sitting in the driver’s seat of a BMW sedan at the corner of Farm Street and Home Road in Newport when he was approached by several offenders and threatened with a knife before the offenders stole the vehicle. A short time later, at around…Details
On the 23-07-17 at around 3.30am two masked male offenders attended the Bell Street service station. One offender produced a hand gun while the other jumped over the counter and assaulted the service station attendant. The offenders stole cash and cigarettes before fleeing on foot. Both offenders were described as being Caucasian and of medium…Details
On the 17-06-17 at around 3.20pm two boys, one with a knife, approached the victim in Parklands on Oriel Road in Heidelberg West demanding his mobile phone before fleeing through the park with the phone On the 17-07-17 at around 7.30pm the victim was walking along Beauchamp Street in Preston when he was surrounded by…Details
On the 11-07-17 at around 2.00 pm four male teenagers, aged from fourteen to sixteen years, entered a shop on Miller Street in Thornbury armed with hammers and an axe. The offenders stole cash and cigarettes before fleeing in a motor vehicle. Police soon after arrested the four teenagers in nearby parkland and charged them…Details
On the 10-07-17 at around 12.30 pm a male offender entered a milk bar on Porter Court in Deer Park and approached the counter. The offender then threatened the shop assistance with a gun and was given cash. The offender then jumped over the counter stealing cigarettes before fleeing. The man was described as Caucasian,…Details
On the 09-07-17 at around 6.40 pm four male offenders entered supermarket on the Frankston-Flinders Road in Somerville threatening staff and customers with wooden stakes and demanding cash. The offenders soon fled with an undisclosed sum of money and were last seen in a white Toyota Kluger SUV on Frankston-Flinders Road. Victims of crime for…Details
On the 28-06-17 at around 12.30 am a thirty-five-year-old man from Lalor alighted from his motor vehicle at a local shopping strip on May Road when he was approached by four male offenders. One of the offenders pressed a knife to his throat while another threatened him with a screw driver demanding the victim’s car…Details
On the 25-06-17 the Victoria Police Family Violence Taskforce charged a thirty-eight-year-old man with 122 offences including serious family violence-related assaults, sexual assault, unlawful imprisonment & kidnapping dating back to 1994 & involving multiple victims. The Family Violence Taskforce was formed in October 2015 to extend & complement the work of frontline police. The taskforce…Details
On the 22-06-17 just before 1.00 am a thirty-seven-year-old man was at a service station on Marine Parade in Elwood when he was approached by four teenagers, three males and one female. The offenders threatened the victim with knives before stealing his motor vehicle. Later that morning at around 3.00 police arrested a fourteen-year-old boy…Details
On the 19-06-17 at around 4.50 pm a sixteen-year-old boy was walking along Royal Avenue in Sandringham when he was approached by an adult male. The offender struck the teenager to the side of his head and demanded his wallet before running off through a nearby park towards Harold Street. Shortly afterwards a thirty-year-old male…Details
On the 20-06-17 just after 8.00 pm two teenage women, aged eighteen and nineteen years, were walking along St Georges Road in Preston when they were approached by three offenders, a male wearing a mask as well as two females. The offenders demanded money and when the victims indicated that they had no money the…Details
On the 19-06-17 at around 3.45 am two men aged twenty-one and twenty-four years were walking along Southbank Promenade when they were approached by a gang of ten teenage offenders. The gang proceeded to assault the twenty-one-year-old victim stealing his mobile phone and wallet. Shortly after Melbourne West police arrested ten teenagers, aged from eleven…Details
On the 17-06-17 at around 5.45pm a male victim was sitting at the Frankston Railway station with a female companion when he was approached by a teenager male and assaulted. The offender together with an accomplice fled the scene and were soon involved in another assault and theft in nearby Young Street. Frankston police soon…Details
On the 16-06-17 at around 10.30 pm two masked male offenders carrying firearms entered the Watsons Road Liquor Store in Newcomb and threatened staff before stealing a quantity of cash and cigarettes. Both offenders were described as being Caucasian, with one offender being around 175 cm tall, stocky build and wearing a black long-sleeve hoody…Details