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
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 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
International surveys have show that roughly 33 per cent of adult women will experience abuse caused by a male partner. Domestic violence is one of the top issues affecting women’s health in Australia. Therefore there is a need for programs that can help to reduce the risk of women having to experience domestic violence. The…Details
In the paper “Integrated responses to domestic violence: Legally mandated intervention programs for male perpetrators” Day et. al. explores the outcomes of court mandated programs designed for men that have perpetrated domestic violence. The first section of this paper explores the outcomes of programs initiated in Queensland to stop men from reoffending and the results…Details
Police in Western Australia have put together a task force to investigate allegations that child abuse took place under state care. These allegations were made as a part of the Redress WA scheme for children abused in state care. This was one of the many allegations that was made when the Government’s ex gratia scheme…Details
The New South Wales legal aid service has come under scrutiny because of the fact that it has recently decided that it will not fund any compensation cases resulting from allegations of institutional child sex abuse. The Legal Aid NSW has made this announcement following the fact that the Federal Royal Commission into Institutional Responses…Details
In “Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 419” Richards explores the issue of “Children’s exposure to domestic violence in Australia.” Children witnessing domestic violence is a major issue in Australia and across the globe. In addition it is also a form of child abuse with children suffering emotional damage as well as…Details
A recent study done in the United States indicates that children may suffer from depression if they have experienced domestic violence. The findings from this study indicate that children who experience domestic abuse appear to cope with it to some degree but later on begin to show significant damage as a result of the trauma.…Details
A report done by the government in Western Australia indicates that children are being put in danger to exposure to criminals that could abuse them including sex offenders. The reason being that background checks for individuals that work with kids are backlogged. The government review also indicated that criminals in forty different incidents had access…Details
On Tuesday the 10-09-13 at around 3.50 am a man entered the service station on McIntyre Road in Sunshine and threatened the shop attendant with a knife. The assailant fled in a dark colored four wheel drive and was described as having a shaved head and a goatee beard. Brimbank detectives are appealing for any…Details
On the 08-09-13 at around 8.00 pm a fight took place between two groups of men near the Richmond Railway Station. Two men, both wearing Carlton Football Club clothing, were knocked unconscious and treated at hospital for broken noses. Two males wearing Richmond Football Club clothing were interviewed over the incident by the Public Order…Details