Des Pearson, Victorian Auditor-General, criticised the Victims Support Agency stating that the waiting time to receive counselling under this model can be up to five months and that the quality of counselling services provided varied. http://www.audit.vic.gov.au/publications/2010-11/20110209-VoC.pdf For victims of crime, especially violent crime, it is important that they receive support and redress soon after the…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 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 Monday the 16th December 2013 at around 9.00 pm there was an altercation between two men and a thirty-six-year-old male victim on Rose Street in Fitzroy. Police have since arrested the two assailants while the victim remains in the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition Victims of physical assault or other serious crime…Details
On Tuesday the 17-12-13 at around 10.30 pm two offenders entered the Newtown supermarket via the front doors carrying firearms and wearing balaclavas. One offender threatened a staff member while the other offender grabbed the cash register drawer before running from the supermarket. Geelong CIU are investigating the armed robbery. Victims of crime for financial…Details
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In early 2012 a $250,000.00 tax payer funded audit into the Effectiveness of the Victims Support Agency (VSA) found that: The VSA is not able to demonstrate that its services are helping victims recover from a crime… The VSA does not have any agency objectives or key performance indicators, and does not audit service delivery.…Details
On Friday 13th December 2013 at around midday a female had just parked her motor vehicle opposite the Dandenong Hospital when she was approached by a male. The male then proceeded to get into the back of her motor vehicle while assaulting the woman. Two men came to her aid and pulled the man from…Details
On the 07-12-13 at around 10.30 pm a twenty-seven-year-old female was sitting in her motor vehicle at a car park on Patulos Road in Lara when she was approached by two men who proceeded to punch her to her head before she was dragged from her motor vehicle and thrown to the ground. The assailants…Details
On Tuesday the 10-12-13 at around 5.50 pm q twenty-one-year-old female was walking alongside the Werribee River when she was attacked and sexually assaulted by a male offender. Sexual Crimes Squad Police later that night arrested a twenty-eight-year-old man and charged with two counts of rape and three counts of indecent assault. If you have…Details
On the 7th December 2013 just after 2.30 am a twenty-four-year-old female was walking along Kings Way in South Melbourne when she was approached by an unknown male with a skateboard who attempted to talk with her. The female attempted to ignore the male and was talking on her mobile phone when he grabbed her…Details
On Friday the 06-12-13 at around 4.20 am two men, one armed with a spear gun and the other with an axe, entered the service station on Sunshine Avenue in Kealba and forced the shop attendant into the rear office before stealing a large quantity of cash and cigarettes and then fleeing in a motor…Details
On Friday the 06-12-13 at around 1.00 am emergency services arrived at a home on Palm Avenue in Reservoir to find a fifty-one-year-old male with severe facial lacerations. The victim was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he remains in an induced coma in a critical condition. Darebin Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating…Details
On Thursday the 5th December 2013 a male was fatally stabbed at a mosque in Dallas. A twenty-two-year-old man has been charged with murder and will face the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court.
On Thursday 28 November 2013 at around 9.20 pm a man dressed in a pilgrim outfit entered the milk bar on Old Lilydale Road in Ringwood East and approached the front counter and demanded cash before producing a knife. The staff member refused to hand over any money and the armed assailant jumped on to…Details
On Wednesday the 27-11-13 at around 2.30 pm a male offender entered the pharmacy on Charman Road in Cheltenham armed with a knife. The male approached the front counter and made demands on staff for cash which was handed over and he then fled. Kingston Crime investigation Unit Detectives are appealing for witnesses. If you…Details
On Saturday the 24-11-13 at around 2.20 am a twenty-two-year-old female was walking along Bourke Street, near Harbour Boulevard, in the Docklands when she was grabbed from behind by a male and assaulted. The female victim screamed and was able to break free and run to the safety of her nearby motor vehicle. The assailant…Details
Victoria Police has published crime statistics comparing the 12 months to September 2013. The overall recorded crime rate across the state has increased by 2.7% with the total number of offences recorded up by 4.6% to a total of 414,762 offences. Crime against the person has increased by 2.5%, with assaults up by 4%. Drug…Details
On the 7th November 2013 a fourteen-year-old girl was walking along Fitzroy Street in Laverton when a male got out of a motor vehicle and took hold of her arm before she managed to break free and run away. The man was described as being aged around forty-five to fifty years, Caucasian with fair skin,…Details
On the 20-11-13 at around 7.30 am police attended a home in Dundas Street Thornbury and arrested two men in relation to an aggravated burglary. A forty-year-old man from Hallam and a twenty-six-year-old man from Cranbourne were both charged with aggravated burglary and possessing a pistol. A thirty-year-old Cranbourne man was conveyed to hospital with…Details
On Sunday the 17-11-13 at around 1.30 am a male, together with his girlfriend, was at a bus stop in Swanston Street when they were approached by three men behaving inappropriately. Both parties then boarded the bus and a short time later one of the assailants head-butted the victim and he was then repeatedly struck…Details
On Sunday the 24th November 2013 at around 11.10 pm two masked men approached a convenience store in Kilsyth and attempted to force their way in but were unsuccessful. Some five minutes later the two masked offenders entered another store also in Kilsyth carrying a knife causing the shop assistant to flee to a secured…Details