On the 20-03-14 at around 8.30 am a female boarded a tram in West Brunswick towards the Melbourne CBD. An unknown male, who was being disruptive on the tram, stood behind the female and indecently assaulted her. Two other commuters came to the females aid and the assailant then got off the tram. The offender…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*.
For help complete Online Enquiry Form
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 19-03-14 just before 8.30 pm two motor vehicles were involved in an incident on McGregor Road in Pakenham. The two motor vehicles then stopped in Stockmans Circuit where some seven individuals were involved and a physical altercation. Police have since charged five people in relation to the incident. Victims of physical assault or…Details
On the 19-03-14 police arrested a thirty-nine-year-old Bentleigh East man following the shooting of a thirty-five-year-old male in Parkville on the 11-03-14. The offender was charged with attempted murder and firearms related offences and remanded in custody to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or…Details
On the 12th March 2014 at around 12.40 am a female was walking from the Newport Railway Station along Williamstown Road when a male driving a small red motor vehicle performed a u-turn and slowly drove towards her. The male yelled out to the female but she ignored him and he then parked his vehicle and…Details
On Wednesday the 19-03-14 at around 2.35 am a male offender entered a service station on Lygon Street in Brunswick East and threatened the shop attendant with a spear-gun. The offender was given cash and cigarettes before fleeing on foot. The assailant was described as being aged between twenty and thirty years, Caucasian and wearing…Details
On Tuesday the 18-03-14 a thirty-five-year-old man from Ascot Vale was charged with the death of a forty-one-year-old Footscray female earlier the same day. Homicide Squad detectives have charged the offender with one count of murder and he was remanded to appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on the 19-03-14. For victims of crime support and…Details
On Saturday the 15-03-14 a male was returning to his Ivanhoe home from work when he was attacked and struck to his head with a piece of timber and stabbed as well as being threatened to be killed. The victim was treated in hospital and has since been released. It is suggested that the attack…Details
On the 07-03-14 a fight erupted at the St Kilda Twilight Market in O’Donnell Gardens. A nineteen-year-old male said that he was attacked by a group of drunken British backpackers and punched twice to his face and was treated in hospital requiring to his nose to be reset. Police reported several calls about violence that…Details
On the 11-03-14 at around 1.25 am two masked men entered a supermarket at the corner of Canterbury Road and Colchester Road in North Bayswater and threatened staff with a machete and a spear gun demanding cash. One of the offenders jumped the counter and stole cash and cigarettes before fleeing in a stolen commodore…Details
On the 17-03-14 at around 1.00 am a masked male offender forced his way into a home on Patterson Road in Shepparton through a rear sliding door. The assailant was confronted by a twenty-eight-year-old female resident and the assailant fled empty handed. The female victim received minor injuries as a result of the aggravated burglary.…Details
On the 16-03-14 at around 3.20 am three men aged twenty-five and thirty-two years were physically assaulted by two other males aged twenty-seven and thirty years on Swan Street in Richmond. Two of the victims were knocked to the ground unconscious and the third sustained minor injuries and were all treated at the Alfred Hospital. One…Details
On Sunday the 16-03-14 at around 12.30 pm an eighty-two-year-old woman was walking through a Geelong supermarket car park when she was approached from behind by an unknown male assailant who grabbed her handbag and pulled her to the ground at the same time. The elderly female victim sustained bruising to her hip and shoulder and was…Details
On Saturday the 8th March 2014 at around 4.00 am a man broke into a St Kilda apartment block in Acland Street and entered a bedroom where four female tourists were asleep. The male offender then took off his top and attempted to get into a bed with one of the females, grabbing her by her…Details
Dear readers, Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Services (VOCCS) has previously indicated that they would be tackling issues of ‘public corruption’ related to victims of crime services in Victoria during 2014. VOCCS would like to announce that they are making significant progress in respect to such and intend to make a comprehensive public announcement…Details
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
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