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
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.
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
On the 19-02-14 at around 8.30 am a forty-three-year-old doctor was stabbed multiple times in the foyer of the Western Hospital. A forty-eight-year-old man from Sunshine was arrested at the scene and charged and remanded in custody. The doctor was treated at the Western hospital in a serious but stable condition. On the 24-01-14 at…Details
At around 5.15 am on the 12th February 2014 a nineteen-year-old female was walking towards the Sandown Park Railway Station in Noble Park when a motor vehicle containing two males pulled up in front of her. The male passenger alighted from the motor vehicle and began running towards her and threatening her. The teenage female…Details
On the 03-02-14 at around 12.30 am two campers were awoken by three offenders at a camping ground near Shepparton. The offenders were armed with a hatchet and a firearm and demanded money before fleeing with the victim’s iphone in a motor vehicle. The victims are a twenty-three-year-old Italian female and a twenty-one-year-old English male.…Details
Aggravated Burglary – Meadow Heights On Monday the 03-02-14 at around 2.00 am a male offender gained entry into a home on Hamlyn Court in Meadow Heights and was confronted by the forty-year-old female resident. A n altercation occurred during which the female was stabbed. The female victim was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.…Details
Stabbing – Balaclava On Saturday the 01-02-14 at around 7.50 pm a forty-six-year-old male was struck to the head with a bottle outside a licensed premises on Carlisle Street in Balaclava following an argument. The victim managed to walk away only to be stabbed a short time later in a nearby supermarket car park. The…Details
Sexual Assault – Gippsland On Monday the 27the January 2014 at around 9.20 pm a sixteen-year-old girl was followed from the Sale Train Station by an unknown male. The male then approached the teenager and engaged her in a brief conversation before grabbing and indecently assaulting her in a supermarket car park. The young female…Details
In 2012-13 in Victoria police were called to 60,829 family violence incidents and laid charges in 25,574 of the cases. In NSW in the 12 months to September police recorded 27,808 domestic assaults. In Victoria in 2012-13 there were 45 homicides in family settings. According to the Australian Institute of Criminology 44% of all intimate…Details
Physical Assault – Dandenong On Monday the 20th January 2014 at around 12.30 am a twenty-five-year-old male was walking from the Dandenong Railway Station when he heard a man calling out for help and went to assist. The victim was then pushed to the ground from behind by a woman and the male he went…Details
Victoria’s prisoner population has increased by almost 12% cent in the last three years. In 2012-13 spending on Victorian prisons increased to $625 million. In the past three years the daily average prison population has increased by 534 to 5,120 inmates. Currently the Victorian Government is delivering the largest prison expansion programs in the state’s history. Since…Details
On Wednesday the 29-01-14 at around 4.50 pm a twenty-eight-year-old female was waiting at pedestrian lights in Carlton at the intersection of Rathdowne and Grattan Streets when she was punched to her back from behind. The female victim turned at which time the assailant spat in her face before fleeing through Carlton Gardens. The offender…Details