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
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.
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
On the 15-07-13 just before 10.00 pm residents on Massey Avenue in Reservoir called police after hearing disturbing noises. Police soon arrived to find the body of a middle aged woman in the backyard of her property who had been killed. Police are appealing for anyone who saw or heard anything around that time to…Details
On Sunday the 14-07-13 a male was driving along Kulkyne Way when he noticed a motor vehicle containing a group of men drift across the road and he flashed his lights. The group of males then intercepted and other driver and seriously physically assaulted him causing bleeding on to his brain Victims of road rage…Details
On Saturday the 13-07-13 police were called to a party attended by some one hundred teenagers that had spiralled out of control. Police were required to intervene and to break up fights and stop disorderly behaviour. Police said that they were disgusted by the behaviour of the teenagers who did not have adequate parental supervision.…Details
On the 16-07-13 at around 1.45 am a resident discovered two males in the garage of his Cranbourne home attempting to steal property. The victim confronted one assailant only to be struck to the side of his head by the other assailant causing him to fall to the ground where the offenders stole the victim’s wallet…Details
Between 11th and the 15th July there have been seven robberies at supermarkets in Bundoora, Preston, Preston South, Northland and Reservoir. On each occasion the assailant approaches the Cash Register Attendant and asks for change and when the till is opened the assailant pushes the shop assistant aside and takes money from the till before…Details
A new study by the University of Illinois involving 1,200 students found that boys exposed to family violence become increasingly aggressive toward their peers at school and that this aggression is associated with greater levels of alcohol and drug use over time. The study also found that while family violence more directly influences girls’ alcohol and…Details
On the 09-07-13 just after 4.00 pm a thirty-three-year-old female got off a bus on the corner of Mt Dandenong Road and Norton Road when she was approached by an unknown male in a red sedan. The assailant then threatened the female victim that he had a gun and a knife and she was forced…Details