On Thursday the 08-08-13 at around 3.30 pm a male assailant entered a bottle shop at the Gateway Shopping Village in Langwarrin and showed the store attendant a weapon demanding cash. The store attendant refused to cooperate and indicated that they would call police and security at which time the offender fled on foot. Frankston…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 Saturday 27 July 2013 at around 9.45 pm an eighteen-year-old female was approached by an unknown man outside the Rosebud Hotel. The assailant grabbed the teenage victim on the shoulder and head and punched her to her face. The teenage female victim managed to break free and ran away. Rosebud Criminal Investigation Unit police are…Details
On Tuesday the 06-08-13 at around 12.30 pm a thirty-four-year-old female agreed to meet the assailant, who she had met on an online dating website, in the foyer of the cinema complex on Princes Drive in Morwell. A short time later they left together in the assailant’s white ute to a nearby caravan park where…Details
On Monday the 29th July 2013 at around midnight a nineteen-year-old female had just got off a train at the Clayton Railway Station and was walking home along Lillian Street when she was approached by the unknown male assailant. The assailant grabbed her from behind covering her mouth with his hand before sexually assaulting her. The…Details
On Tuesday the 30th July 2013 at around 3.40 pm an eleven-year-old boy was riding his bike along Railway Avenue in Ringwood East when a dark purple two door motor vehicle stopped in front of him. A male then alighted from the passenger’s side and ran towards him attempting to grab the young boy but…Details
On the 06-08-13 at around 6.00 pm an altercation occurred between two male motorists at the intersection of Station Road in Cairnlea. The motorists both exited their vehicles and a physical altercation ensued during which a man in his fifties was stabbed by the other motorist. The victim sustained serious injuries and was taken to…Details
On Sunday the 04-08-13 a thirty-three-year-old male attempted to rob a Milk Bar on Parkside Drive in Shepparton armed with a tree branch. The offender dropped the weapon and fled when a customer entered the shop and he was arrested a short time later. If you have been a victim of crime at work call…Details
Associate Professor David Wells, one of Australia’s leading forensic medical experts, has said that the criminal justice system consistently fails victims of sex crime with many cases not reaching court. Dr Wells said that ”there is something fundamentally wrong with the way we treat the majority of rape victims with most never getting their day…Details
On Monday the 05-08-13 at around 8.50 pm a twenty-four-year-old male returned to his home on Douglas Street in Cowes to be confronted by a burglar. The burglar then ran from the house pursued by the home owner and a confrontation resulted with home owner being stabbed to his back. The victim sustained serious injuries…Details
On the 30-07-13 just after midnight a male offender armed with an axe entered a service station on Maroondah Highway in Chirnside Park and threatened the two service station attendants demanding cash. The offender was given money and then fled the store. Police described the offender as aged in his early twenties, caucasian and of…Details
The film Daddy’s Little Girl is about Charlie, a young girl who approaches life with positivity, charisma and maturity. However, the façade she creates hides the reality of her 12-year-old life. Charlie hides her father’s secret, a secret of five years. Her father likes little girls….and that little girl is her. Charlie’s want isn’t for…Details
On the 02-08-13 at around 8.50 pm a man got in taxi at the Coles Supermarket in Redan and asked the taxi driver to take him to the Flying Horse Bistro. While in transit the male threatened the taxi driver with a knife before running away with cash. The assailant is described as being aged…Details
On Friday the 02-08-13 at around 11.50 am a male entered a financial institution on Whitehorse Road in Mitcham and handed the teller a note demanding cash. The teller handed over cash and the assailant fled the premises along Whitehorse Road. Box Hill Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the armed robbery. If you have…Details
Facebook has teamed up with The National Network to End Domestic Violence to offer tips for survivors of physical assault and sexual abuse so that they can still use Facebook but maintain safety and control over their information. This Facebook guide is aimed at helping survivors of domestic violence, physical assault, sexual abuse, stalking and…Details
On Sunday, 28th July 2013, at around 2.00 am a twenty-seven-year-old male caught a taxi in Abbotsford and as he had no money asked to be driven to an ATM where he was robbed and physically assaulted by the driver. Later that morning the victim was found wandering on Toorak Road and conveyed to Camberwell…Details
On Wednesday the 31-07-13 a twenty-five-year-old man from Roxburgh Park was arrested and charged by Fawkner police following four robberies in Melbourne this month. The robberies include: On the 08-07-13 the gaming venue on Albion Street in Brunswick East. On the 21-07-13 the gaming venue on Mount Alexander Road in Moonee Ponds. On the 21-07-13…Details
The NSW Government Minister for Women, Pru Goward, recently made the announcement that the government will be investing in three new domestic violence prevention studies. These three studies will focus on the fact that more evidence is needed in order figure out the funding priorities of government programs in NSW. The Minister of Women says…Details
Military sexual trauma include both sexual assault and sexual harassment while under a military setting. The United States Department of Veteran Affairs recently published an article outlining the issues involved with veteran care. The sexual harassment can include anything from unwelcome physical or verbal conduct involving gender, sexuality, and sexual coercion. Sexual harassment involves both…Details
Clearinghouse recently commissioned a paper to address the issues regarding providing services to Indigenous Australian children that have suffered domestic violence in the home. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare joined up with the Australian Institute of Family Studies to implement the Clearinghouse. Services intended to provide assistance to Indigenous Australian children are still…Details
The Department of Veteran Affairs in the United States has recently published an article in an attempt to help military women that have experienced sexual assault to recognise some of the symptoms that result from victimisation. These symptoms can be very varied depend on the type and duration of the sexual trauma faced by the…Details