On the 27-05-17 at around 7.45 pm two fifteen-year-old boys entered a Milk Bar on Bemersyde Drive in Berwick armed with a hammer and a knife demanding cash. After being given an amount of money the offenders fled the scene only to be arrested by police a short time later. Both teenager boys were both…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 21-05-17 at around 7.00pm an offender entered the Deer Park Pharmacy on Station Road and threatened a staff member with a handgun and demanding cash. The pharmacy assistant handed over money to the offender who then fled on foot and last seen running along Station Road towards Kororoit Creek. The offender was described…Details
On the 21-05-17 at around 3.00 am a group of between 6 – 8 males broke into a property on Sassafras Way threatening the occupants and assaulting a forty-two-year-old male. Melton detectives have since charged a sixteen- year-old male with aggravated home invasion, intentionally cause injury, recklessly cause injury, theft of motor vehicle and committing…Details
Crime Compensation or Crime Victim Compensation is a state government program to reimburse victims of violent crimes, such as assault, aggravated burglary, domestic violence and so on, their out-of-pocket expenses as the result of being a victim of crime as well as in some instances a cash compensation, known as Special Financial Assistance or Compensation for Pain and Suffering.…Details
On the 28-04-17 at around 7.50 pm two males, aged eighteen and twenty-one-years, we set upon and assaulted by a gang of five to six males inside a fast-food restaurant in Caroline Springs. The attack began in the customer service area of the restaurant and continued behind the counter and into the kitchen. The two…Details
On the 21-04-17 a man armed with a firearm entered the post office on West Place in Churchill and demanded cash which was handed over. On the 19-04-17 the same man attempted an armed robbery at the Moe post office. Police have since arrested and charged a sixty-eight-year-old man with armed robbery and attempted armed…Details
On the 25-04-17 at around 2.45 am a twenty-five-year-old taxi-driver was assaulted by four teenagers in Wollert. The offenders, two males and two females, caught the taxi to Bridge Inn Road where they alighted and attempted to flee without paying the fare. The taxi-driver pursued the offenders when he was set upon and punch and…Details
On the 16-04-17 at around 5.00 pm a twenty-one-year-old male was standing in the car park of a Cranbourne Shopping Centre when he was approached by an unknown male who threatened him with a knife demanding money and his mobile phone. The offender stole an amount of cash before fleeing on foot towards Sladen Street…Details
On the 14-04-17 at around 8.00 pm a male perpetrated an armed robbery on a service station on Hanson Road in Craigieburn. Police have since arrested a twenty-seven-year-old male from New South Wales in relation to an armed robbery. The offender has been charged and remanded to appear in court on 20 April. If you…Details
On the13-04-17 at around 5.10 am a dark coloured sedan drove into a service station on Kings Road in Taylors Lakes. A male then alighted and approached the service station attendant armed with a firearm and demand money. The offender lent forward through the wire barriers taking a quantity of cash before fleeing back to…Details
On the 10-04-17 at around 5.00 am two men, a forty-year-old Ashwood man and a thirty-seven-year-old Bentleigh man, were both shot in a property on Woonah Street in Chadstone. Both men were treated in hospital and sustained non-life threatening injuries. Police have since charged a thirty-two-year-old Chadstone man with conduct endangering life, intentionally cause serious…Details
During the early morning of Sunday the 26th of March 2017 three masked offenders entered a home on Gilberts Road in Picola and forced the female occupant into a shed on the property. The offenders proceeded to steal various tools and electrical items and then fled in the victim’s 1999 silver-coloured Holden Statesmen, registration UHJ-561.…Details
On the 25-03-17 at around 5.40 pm a masked offender armed with a knife entered a service station on the Murray Valley Highway in Cohuna demanding cash and cigarettes. He proceeded to steal cash and cigarettes before fleeing the service station and driving off in what is believed to be a silver-coloured sedan. Police are…Details
On the 27-03-17 just after 10.00 am a forty-five-year-old male assailant struck a female several times with an axe at a business premises located in a shopping centre on Princes Highway in Narre Warren. The assailant has since been charged with attempted murder and other assault related offences and remanded to appear at the Melbourne…Details
On the 22-03-17 at around 4.15 pm a fifty-five-year-old female stabbed a twenty-nine-year-old male on Elizabeth Street in the Melbourne CBD. The victim sustained serious injuries and was treated in hospital. The offender has since been charged with recklessly causing injury and intentionally causing injury and was remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.…Details
On the 22-03-17 at around 12.50 am four offenders broke into a home on Olney Drive in Thomson. The offenders proceeded to enter a bedroom where they seriously assaulted the thirty-one-year-old male occupant who was later taken to hospital suffering critical injuries. The offenders stole the victim’s motor vehicle and motor bike. If you have…Details
On the 18-03-17 at around 8.00 pm five offenders entered a Milk Bar located in Coral Grove in Hampton Park. Two male offenders jumped the shop counter and assaulted the thirty-three-year-old shop assistant forcing her to the ground while a third male offender stole money from the till as well as cigarettes while a female…Details
On the 19-03-17 at around 11.00 am it is alleged that a forty-eight-year-old male was stabbed at a church in William Street in Fawkner. The alleged offender is a seventy-two-year-old male who had since been charged with the stabbing and bailed to appear in Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court. The victim’s injuries were described as non-life threatening…Details
On the 19-03-17 at around 2.20 am a blue Holden Commodore sedan entered a drive-through at a fast food outlet on Victoria Street in Ballarat East. A teenage girl, aged between fifteen and eighteen years, sitting in the rear passenger seat then produced a knife and demanding money from the shop assistant but the offenders…Details
On Monday the 27th February 2017 at around 12.20 pm a woman aged in her twenties was alone in her Eva Street home in Clayton when she heard someone enter the house. She was then confronted by an unknown male who instructed her to go back to her room. The offender then entered the victim’s…Details