A new survey funded by the Avon Foundation for Women found that more than half of American’s interviewed said they have never discussed sexual assault or domestic violence with their friends. 22% of Americans say that they have been a victim of domestic violence and 13% report being the victim of sexual assault. The data…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 Tuesday the 24th September 2013 at around midday a male entered a Jewellery Shop located within the Murray Street Preston Shopping Centre and used a hammer to smash a glass display cabinet and steal jewellery before fleeing. The offender was driven from the shopping centre by an accomplice in an older white Mitsubishi Magna…Details
On the 24-09-13 at around 5.20 am a male offender was involved in an armed robbery at the Melbourne Airport. Following a short pursuit police arrested a twenty-six-year-old male in Essendon some twenty minutes later who was remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in December.
On Monday the 23-09-13 a thirty-nine-year-old male robbed the bank in Moe with a firearm. The offender was promptly arrested by police and charged with armed robbery and remanded in custody to appear at the Latrobe Magistrates Court. If you have been a victim of crime at work call 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415…Details
On Saturday the 21-09-13 at around 3.00 am two men were walking along Chapel Street in Prahran when they passed two men of African appearance walking in the opposite direction. The two assailants then turned around and attacked the victims from behind punching them to the head and face. Both victims suffered facial injuries and…Details
On Friday the 20-09-13 at around 7.30 pm a thirty-four-year-old male was physically assaulted outside a hotel on Durham Road in Sunshine. The victim had been drinking inside the hotel with his girlfriend when he was asked to leave by security staff before being ejected onto the street. The victim was then approached by an…Details
Lancaster University researchers have found that domestic abuse increases during England World Cup football matches – especially if the team lose. Domestic abuse rose by 38% in Lancashire when the England team played and lost and increased by 26% when the England national team played and won or drew compared with days when there was…Details
An anniversary march for Jill Meagher is to be held on 29-09-13 at midday along Sydney Road in Brunswick. Organizes describe the march as an opportunity for people to once again come together in “peaceful defiance”. Since the murder and rape on the 22-09-12 thousands of people have left flowers at the crime scene, painted…Details
Bill Shorten, Labor Party leadership hopeful, has pledged to work towards standard laws across Australia for family violence. He said that “there should be common definitions of what constitutes domestic violence across the country.” Last year incidents of domestic violence in Victoria increased by 20% to 60,829 and Intervention Orders and Family Violence Safety notices…Details
On Sunday the 1st September 2013 at around 12.40 am an argument broke out between four men waiting at a taxi rank outside a hotel on Wellington Parade in East Melbourne. One of the males was punched to the head and face and knocked to the ground where he was kicked several times to the…Details
On the 17-09-13 just after 3.00 am a male victim in his thirties was walking along Dandenong Road in North Caulfield when he was assaulted by a male offender with a hammer and attempted to be robbed. Police believe that a dark coloured sedan pulled over and a male armed with the hammer as well…Details
On Wednesday 11 September 2013 at around 6.30 pm a masked male assailant armed with a machete entered the Tallintyre Road Supermarket in Sunshine and demanded cash. One of the staff members quickly handed over an amount of cash to the assailant whom then fled. Police are appealing for anyone who noticed the offender loitering outside…Details
Just after midnight on Monday the 16-09-13 a man was shot on Waterfield Road in Coburg. The thirty-six-year-old victim received gunshot wounds to his lower body and was treated at the Royal Melbourne hospital with non life threatening injuries. If you have been a victim of a shooting or other serious crime call 1800 000…Details
On Thursday the 12-09-13 during the afternoon it is alleged that four females entered Vermont Secondary College and threatened a student with a pair of scissors. Victoria Police attended and questioned the four females over the incident.
For victim support call: 1800 000 055.
On the 11-09-13 at around 6.30 pm two offenders, with one offender wielding a large knife, entered the Freedom Petrol Station in Sale on the corner Raglan Street and York Street and threatened the attendant before stealing cash from the till and fleeing on foot.
For victims support call: 1800 000 055.
The Victims Register was created in 2004 in Victoria whose function is to notify registered victims when their offender is due for parole or placed on a supervision order. Over 50,000 offences, such as murder, sexual or physical assault, aggravated burglary, stalking, kidnapping and culpable driving occur in Victoria each year with victims of these…Details
Violence against women not only causes significant physical and psychological harm to the direct victims but it also has a significant indirect financial cost including: The costs of purchasing physical and mental health care for victims of violence. The cost of women’s lost labour. The cost of the provision of temporary and permanent housing. The…Details
Victoria Police supports changing the law to allow victims of domestic violence to know where their assailants reside. Ken Lay, Chief Commissioner, recently intervened after a victim of serous domestic violence was told that her paroled assailant had a right to privacy and that she would not be provided with information in respect to the…Details
On Tuesday the 10-09-13 just after 8.30 pm a local resident found a woman aged in her forties on Kent Road in Box Hill suffering from multiple stab wounds to her upper body and was soon taken to the Alfred Hospital in a serious condition. Police have since charged an adult male and an adult…Details
The Safe at Home, Safe at Work project which was put in place in order to help stop domestic violence incidents from occurring has had some significant successes take place in just the last few months. The Clearinghouse recently published an article about the progress in their newsletter in order to congratulate their staff for…Details