There has traditionally been a stigma with veterans which has prevented them from seeking treatment for mental health issues brought on by being in combat zones. The stigma is typically caused by the fact that they do not want to be seen as weak or as unable to deal with war despite the fact that…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.
When traumatic events happen oftentimes the newscasters and journalists talk with experts on how the events can be explained to children if the children happen to watch the news to find out about the events. This article will cover some select information on research related to media coverage of traumatic events. According to studies, parents…Details
During the afternoon of Saturday the 29-06-13 a female in her forties was attacked by two of her neighbours, a male and a female, in her Farnsworth Street home in Castlemaine. The female victim suffered facial injuries and was treated in hospital. The two assailants were arrested at the scene and remanded in custody to…Details
In the past few weeks during June 2013 there have been a spate of aggravated burglaries in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne. Two aggravated burglaries in Oak Park. Two aggravated burglaries in Glenroy. Three aggravated burglaries in Brunswick. One aggravated burglary in Coburg Police are urging residents to be cautious and to ensure their homes…Details
On the 25-06-13 at around 6.00 pm a twenty-two-year-old female was standing near the corner of Spencer Street and Flinders Street under a train overpass when she was approached by a male and a female. The two assailants then physically assaulted the female victim and stole her mobile phone and backpack. The male assailant was…Details
On Sunday the 30-06-13 at around 2.45 am a twenty-three-year-old female was walking along King Street in the Melbourne CBD when she was approached by a male who persisted to walk with her to North Melbourne where the male grabbed her and dragged her into a laneway. The assailant then punched the female victim several…Details
The 2013 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) includes some changes to the diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The changes are noted on the website for the DSM-5 and they are also currently conducting trials in the field in order to determine what implications of such changes will…Details
A new app has been released in Australia called PTSD Coach Australia. This app has been designed in order to help people that suffer from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) manage their symptoms. The app was originally developed in the United States by the National Center for PTSD and National Center for Telehealth and Technology. The…Details
Last month Dr. Rochelle Braff of the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse along with Isobelle Barrett Meyering, Research Assistant, explored the issues that gender plays in exploring domestic violence from a research perspective. Their findings were covered in the paper called “The Gender Debate in Domestic Violence: The Role of Data.” The main purpose…Details
My name is RM and I have lived in Melbourne all my life. I am 28 and have loved growing up in this beautiful city and have until recently been extremely proud of the place I call home. On December 21 last year on the Friday before Xmas, I had celebrated the day with work…Details
On Friday the 21st June at around 2.00 pm a male assailant approached a thirty-one-year-old female train commuter. After a short conversation the male touched her feet and as the female stood up to walk away the assailant indecently assaulted her before alighting at Keon Park Railway Station. The assailant was described as being of…Details
The parents of Brodie Panlock, who Brodie’s Law was named after, want Victorian bullying laws to be implemented nationally, making serious bullying a criminal offence throughout Australia. Brodie committed suicide in 2006 following severe harassment at work. Mrs Panlock said that ‘sadly it’s not just Brodie but many young people have lost their lives due…Details
On the 26-06-13 at around 8.15 pm a male in his mid twenties was found by a local resident on Dight Street in Collingwood with stab wounds to his abdomen. The male was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and was in a serious condition. Police have declared it a crime scene. If you have…Details
On Saturday the 22nd June 2013 just before 10.00 pm a twenty-five-year-old female alighted from the train at Ginifer Railway Station. She then proceeded to walk along Camara Street in St. Albans when she noticed a male of Asian appearance aged in his mid twenties following her. The female then began to run at which…Details
On Monday the 24th June 2013 at around 3.00 am a male assailant entered a service station on Horne Street in Sunbury asking for cigarettes. The assailant then produced a knife and demanded cash before fleeing on foot with an amount of money. Later that same day at around 8.40 pm a male assailant wearing…Details
On the 25-06-13 shortly after midnight shots were fired in Brunswick café following an altercation. Two males were injured, a nineteen-year-old male suffered cuts to his head and was taken to hospital while another male was treated for minor injuries. If you have been a victim of crime call 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415…Details
On the 21-06-13 at around 10.45 am a male assailant entered the Blake Street Bakery in Nathalia and indicated to staff that he had a gun and demanded cash. The staff refused his request and he then left. The offender spoke with an Irish or Scottish accent. Detectives from Cobram CIU are calling for any…Details
On Friday the 21-06-13 at around 11.30 pm a nineteen-year-old female was walking through a car park in Doncaster when she was grabbed from behind by the arm. The female victim turned to see an Asian male who then grabbed her other arm. The victim managed to defend herself and kicked the offender and fled.…Details
On Friday the 21st June at around 2.00 am a fight broke out at Ulmarra Place in Mildura. Five police officers attended the brawl and charged two eighteen-year-old males, one of whom was in possession of a knife. A seventeen-year-old female as well as another teenager sustained injuries and were treated in hospital. For victims…Details
On Monday the 17th June 2013 at around 7.00 pm a thirty-year-old male was walking from the Jacana Railway Station along Hartington Street when he was followed by four to five males aged in their late teenage years and of Middle Eastern appearance. The victim was on his mobile phone when the gang of males…Details