Minister for Women, Pru Goward, recently requested that the communities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people come together in order to provide information on the NSW Government’s reforms in response to domestic violence issues and family violence in NSW. The reforms focus on victims of domestic violence that will help to send the message…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.
The Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse recently prepared a brief where they pointed out the data from studies that show that domestic violence has an impact on the mental health of the victims involved and can result in long term negative consequences for the victim of domestic violence. According to statistics, out of a…Details
A new strategy has been put into place in NSW Australia in order to help more victims of domestic violence and also to address the issue of perpetrators being held responsible for their actions. The strategy is also designed to keep the perpetrators from repeating the same actions. The idea is to address the entire…Details
According to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) physical or sexual violence is a serious public health problem that affects more than one-third of all women globally. Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, said that the findings “send a powerful message that violence against women is a global health problem of epidemic…Details
On Wednesday 10 July 2013 just after 6.40 pm a male assailant entered a convenience store in William Street in the Melbourne CBD and asked the female shop assistant to come to the rear of the store regarding a store product and then followed her back behind the shop counter where he threatened her with a…Details
On Sunday the 28-07-13 at around 3.00 am a brawl erupted outside a function centre in Albion involving in excess of eighty people. One male was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a serious condition and two others were taken to the Sunshine Hospital. A twenty-seven-year-old male has since been arrested. Victims of physical…Details
On Friday the 26-07-13 at around 4.00 am two assailants wearing balaclavas entered the Newsagency on Curtin Street in Bell Park and demanded cash and cigarettes from the shop attendant. The two assailants stole the till containing cash and fled in a small red motor vehicle. Geelong detectives are investigating the robbery. If you have been…Details
Beyondblue has recently received a grant to undertake a project under the direction of Associate Professor Tricia Nagel at the Menzies School of Health Research. The project was granted under the award of Beyondblue National Priority Driven Research Program. The grant amount was roughly $80,000 in order to assist in the costs associated with undertaking…Details
The Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children recently launched in Melbourne will support early intervention programs, create campaigns on social media and back research on the best ways of reducing family and domestic violence. Natasha Stott Despoja, former Australian Democrats leader, will head the foundation. Ms Stott Despoja said she will be…Details
On the 23-07-13 at around 5.00 am two armed assailants wearing balaclavas waited for the KFC store on Sturt Street in Ballarat to be opened and then forced a staff person to give them access to the restaurant where the assailants stole money from the safe. The assailants then fled the scene with the staff…Details
On the evening of Saturday the 20-07-13 a twenty-year-old male from the Puckapunyal Army Base was the victim of an assault at a Seymour nightclub. The victim sustained a fractured eye socket, a fractured jaw and a fractured skull. Police would like to talk with a thirty-year-old male over the physical assault and are appealing…Details
On Sunday the 21-07-13 at around 7.20 pm a male assailant entered the Moonee Ponds Gaming Venue on Mount Alexander Road and handed the Cashier a note demanding money and indicating that he was armed. The Cashier alerted a work colleague and the assailant snatched back the note and fled. Later that same night, at…Details
On the 17-07-13 at around 6.30 am two men were involved in an altercation on the corner of Albion Street and Brighton Road in Balaclava when one male produced a box cutter and slashed the throat of the other male. The victim of the vicious assault was treated at The Alfred Hospital in St Kilda.…Details
On Sunday the 21-07-13 at around 3.00 pm police arrived at Greeves Street in St Kilda to find a forty-year-old female’s body in a white Ford Econovan. Police believe that the victim was a local sex worker who had been living in the van and that she had been killed inside her van and sustained upper…Details
On Friday the 19-07-13 at around 4.00 am a female in her twenties awoke to find a male assailant in her bedroom of her Park Street home in South Melbourne searching through her belongings. The woman confronted the male and after a brief struggle he fled with her bag and mobile. Police are appealing for…Details
On Saturday the 13-07-13 at around 8.00 am a male assailant wearing a black balaclava entered the Anderson Road Milk Bar in Fawkner and ran behind the counter threatening the shop assistant with a knife demanding money and then fled on foot with a small amount of cash. The assailant was described as being of…Details
Noel McNamara, President of the Crime Victims Support Association, has urged the Victorian government to make the parole board more transparent. Steve Medcraft, President of People Against Lenient Sentencing, also hopes that the parole board decides to make its reasons for decisions public so that the community can better understand how risk assessments are being…Details
Denis Napthine, Victoria Premier, Robert Doyle, Melbourne Lord Major, Ken Lay, Police Chief Commissioner & Andrew Demetriou, AFL CEO, are all promoting a new campaign to reduce domestic violence called Take a Stand asking perpetrators to take responsibility for their actions and end family violence. Last year 50,382 family violence calls were made to police.…Details
On Wednesday the 17-07-13 at around 2.00 am a thirty-three-year-old woman and her seventeen-year-old son were asleep in their Melview Drive home in Springvale when the female got up to go to the bathroom and was confronted by a male in the hallway of her home. The male assailant, describe as being in his mid…Details
Police in WA recently uploaded a holiday photo located on a stolen ipad on Facebook resulting in the post receiving some 50,000 hits with the owners of the ipad being identified. The ipad was stolen some eight months earlier and the victims were very surprised and very pleased when informed that it had been located…Details