On Friday the 18-10-13 a fifty-three-year-old man was drinking with his forty-six-year-old friend at a licensed venue in Ardlie Street West Meadows and after befriending some locals the pair were invited back to a house in Turner Street West Meadows arriving at around 11:10 pm. Upon arriving at the house the fifty-three-year-old male was assaulted…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 1st October 2013 at around 8.45 pm three men, two armed with knives and one armed with an iron bar, entered a house on Goldsmith Street in Elwood. The offenders confronted three male victims aged twenty, twenty-three and sixty-three-years and demanded cash. One victim was then assaulted before the offenders then fled the…Details
On the morning of Tuesday the 12th November 2013 three teenage males aged fifteen and sixteen years were allegedly involved in an armed robbery on a fast food restaurant on Golf Links Road in Frankston North. Police have since charged the three with armed robbery and they were bailed to appear at a children’s court.…Details
On the 05-10-13 at around 4.00 am a male in his twenties was shot to his upper leg while sitting in a motor vehicle outside a house on Solar Drive in Geelong. The victim was a front seat passenger when a motor vehicle pulled up in front and two masked men alighted and after a…Details
On the 03-10-13 at around 3.30 pm a thirty-four-year-old female was in the kitchen area of the Cobden Fire Station on Mc Kenzie Street when she was approached by an unknown male who proceeded to indecently assault her. The assailant was described as being aged in his forties, approximately 180cm tall with a shaved head, pointy beard…Details
On the 02-10-13 at around 3.30 pm two masked assailants armed with a pole and a knife entered the pharmacy on McKimmies Road in Labor and threatened the shop attendant before stealing cash from the till and running from the scene. Mill Park Crime Investigation Unit Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery.
On the 29-08-13 a thirty-seven-year-old female woke up in her home on Parklands Grove in Werribee at around 3.30 am to find a male riffling through her bookshelf. The offender then fled in a small white hatchback motor vehicle. The offender was described as being skinny, about 168cms tall and of Caucasian appearance. Werribee police…Details
13 March 2007 By Robert Clark Hansard: 13 March 2007 ASSEMBLY Mr CLARK (Box Hill) — This bill makes a limited specific change to the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996, namely to implement a series of increases in the amounts of payments that can be made under the act in the form of what is referred…Details
On Sunday the 22-09-13 at around 2.30 am three male offenders aged around twenty years forced their way into a home on Garfield Street in Cheltenham. A scuffle then ensured between the three offenders and the two male occupants during which one of the occupants was shot and sustained serious injuries and was treated in…Details
A new study that interviewed more than 1,500 married or cohabitating opposite-sex couples in California conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health found that: Men who regularly drank at parties away from their home were more likely to be violent toward their partners. Women were more violent when their husbands and…Details
Domestic violence is a common problem that can happen in any home regardless of race, religion, economic status and location. Profile of Abusers Becomes paranoid whenever under stress Refuses to believe that violent behaviour brings out negative consequences Isolates himself socially and shows bouts of low self -esteem Strongly imposes traditional gender roles for families…Details
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
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