On the 25-06-17 the Victoria Police Family Violence Taskforce charged a thirty-eight-year-old man with 122 offences including serious family violence-related assaults, sexual assault, unlawful imprisonment & kidnapping dating back to 1994 & involving multiple victims. The Family Violence Taskforce was formed in October 2015 to extend & complement the work of frontline police. The taskforce…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 22-06-17 just before 1.00 am a thirty-seven-year-old man was at a service station on Marine Parade in Elwood when he was approached by four teenagers, three males and one female. The offenders threatened the victim with knives before stealing his motor vehicle. Later that morning at around 3.00 police arrested a fourteen-year-old boy…Details
On the 19-06-17 at around 4.50 pm a sixteen-year-old boy was walking along Royal Avenue in Sandringham when he was approached by an adult male. The offender struck the teenager to the side of his head and demanded his wallet before running off through a nearby park towards Harold Street. Shortly afterwards a thirty-year-old male…Details
On the 20-06-17 just after 8.00 pm two teenage women, aged eighteen and nineteen years, were walking along St Georges Road in Preston when they were approached by three offenders, a male wearing a mask as well as two females. The offenders demanded money and when the victims indicated that they had no money the…Details
On the 19-06-17 at around 3.45 am two men aged twenty-one and twenty-four years were walking along Southbank Promenade when they were approached by a gang of ten teenage offenders. The gang proceeded to assault the twenty-one-year-old victim stealing his mobile phone and wallet. Shortly after Melbourne West police arrested ten teenagers, aged from eleven…Details
On the 17-06-17 at around 5.45pm a male victim was sitting at the Frankston Railway station with a female companion when he was approached by a teenager male and assaulted. The offender together with an accomplice fled the scene and were soon involved in another assault and theft in nearby Young Street. Frankston police soon…Details
On the 16-06-17 at around 10.30 pm two masked male offenders carrying firearms entered the Watsons Road Liquor Store in Newcomb and threatened staff before stealing a quantity of cash and cigarettes. Both offenders were described as being Caucasian, with one offender being around 175 cm tall, stocky build and wearing a black long-sleeve hoody…Details
On the 08-06-17 just after 9.00 pm a masked offender armed with a firearm entered a service station on Fitzgerald Road in Derrimut demanding money before fleeing with a quantity of cash. The offender was described as Caucasian, about 175cm tall, sold build and was wearing a bandana covering his face and fled in a…Details
On the 02-06-17 at around 6.20 pm two offenders entered a liquor store on William Thwaites Boulevard in Cranbourne North armed with a knife demanding cash and stealing alcohol before fleeing on foot along Lindon Tree Way. On the 06-06-17 at around 9.00 pm three offenders entered the same liquor store armed with a knife…Details
On the 04-06-17 at around 2.50 pm an eleven-year-old girl was walking with her mother and brother towards a Collins Street theatre in the Melbourne CBD when an unknown male in his forties walking in the opposite direction put his hand under her skirt and grabbed her on the buttock before crossing the road. The…Details
On the 30-05-17 a male in his forties was seriously assaulted in Box Hill sustaining life-threatening injuries and remains in hospital. Police have since charged a twenty-two-year-old Mill Park man with intentionally cause serious injury. If you have been the victim of a physical assault, an armed robbery, domestic violence, road rage, aggravated burglary or…Details
Can someone please explain why the Australian public have funded Schapelle Corby’s VIP treatment out of Bali and to Australia when victims of crime receive no such VIP treatment? On behalf of victims of crime we are extremely angry that our taxes, our money, is being spent in this fashion. Australia is in a very precarious…Details
On the 28-05-17 at around 3.15 pm emergency services arrived at a home on Knightsbridge Drive in Tarneit to find a woman in her twenties suffering from a gunshot wound to her hand and another woman in her forties suffering a laceration to her neck. Police arrested a man in his thirties at the scene…Details
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
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