On Sunday the 9th June at around 9.00 pm a police officer attempted to arrest a twenty-one-year-old male who had just previously assaulted a Mulgrave resident after opening his door to the assailant. The assailant resisted police arrest resulting in the police officer sustaining a broken thumb and an injured shoulder. If you have been…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.
On the 13-06-13 at around 8.50 am police were called to a home on Marilyn Court in Blackburn North together with members of the Critical Incident Response Team. Just before midday a female was released from the home suffering physical injuries and was taken to hospital. At around 3.00 pm a fifty-five-year-old male was arrested…Details
The Moreland Council has accepted the State Government offer of $250,000 to install closed circuit television cameras in public areas identified by police as in need of surveillance. Following Jill Meagher’s murder in 2012 the state government ordered an audit of camera black spots and then made funding available. It is extraordinary to believe that…Details
On the 22-04-13 at around 4.00 pm a female was walking her dog through Hansen Reserve when the male assailant started yelling lewd remarks at her and then followed her with his pants down and grabbed her before the victim screamed and fled. On the 25-05-13 at around 5.00 pm a twelve-year-old boy was walking…Details
On Thursday the 13th June 2013 at around 2.45 am a male was walking along Pickles Street in Albert Park when he was attacked from behind by two male assailants and struck to the head with a knife. The offenders stole the victim’s wallet and mobile phone before fleeing. The victim was treated at The…Details
On Tuesday the 11th June 2013 at around 2:30 pm a male offender wearing a balaclava walked into the bottle shop at the Criterion Hotel and threatened staff with a knife demanding cash before fleeing with about $1,500.00. Victims of crime for financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria on 1800…Details
BILLY PAROLE- A KILLERS FRIEND Poem by Tony Dawson of Strathbogie Victoria They hide but they cannot hide They pretend to pray but dont confide They smirk and laugh with evil stare Unlike us they do not care. They mask what we display They snicker when we don’t delay They creep inside a…Details
According to figures produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Victoria in 2011 there were: 244 homicides with 158 male victims and 86 female victims and with the majority of victims aged between twenty-five and forty-four years. 17,163 victims of sexual assaults with 2,536 male victims and 14,627 female victims and with the majority…Details
According to figures produced by the 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics most violent crimes are committed either at a residential address, on the street or in a retail premise: 68% of homicides occur at a residential address. 62% of sexual assaults occur at a residential address. 42% and 26% of robberies occur in the street…Details
On Sunday the 9th June 2013 during the early hours of the morning a young woman was allegedly indecently assaulted. On Monday the 10th June 2013 at around 5.00 am two men were attempting to steal a motor vehicle when they were confronted by the owner and the assailants then produced a knife. Mount Buller…Details
On Friday the 7th June 2013 an Indian man was physically assaulted outside an Indian restaurant in Ballarat and is being treated in hospital for a fractured jaw. John Burt, Ballarat Mayor, said that he was disgusted by the attack. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au or…Details
On the 07-06-13 a forty-year-old male victim was physically assaulted by three males on Borella Road in East Albury. The assailants stole cash from the victim’s wallet before fleeing the scene. Albury police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. If you have been a victim of crime call 1800 000 055 or go…Details
In Australia each year: More than 200,000 women aged over fifteen years are assaulted. More than one hundred women are killed. Most assaults and homicides are committed by partners or family members. Recent research has found that women were more likely to have experienced physical violence if: They reported personal or financial stress. Have poor…Details
On the 07-06-13 just before 12.30 pm two men wearing masks and armed with bats entered the Post Office on Gellibrand Crescent in Reservoir and threatened staff with the weapons before stealing cash from the register. The offenders fled in a maroon vehicle along Allenby Avenue. Darebin CIU police are investigating the armed robbery. If…Details
Between 2008 and 2012 domestic assaults committed by children and teenagers, both males and females, aged from ten to seventeen years rose by 6.5%. Experts have indicated two key reasons behind this increase: The broadcasting of fights on social media. The undermining of parental authority in many homes. The filming of fights normalises that behaviour…Details
Crimes against a person reached a ten year high, with almost 40% of such crimes related to family violence. Family Violence related offences accounted for 38.6% of crime against the person. Crimes against the person rose 7.4%. Crimes involving weapons, explosives and bad behaviour in public places rose by 20.8%. The rate of drug offending…Details
On Sunday the 2nd June 2013 just after 1.00 am a twenty-three-old male was socialising with friends at a hotel on Bridge Road in Richmond when an altercation occurred with another male. The twenty-three-old victim was struck to the face with a glass and sustained a laceration to his cheek and was treated at the…Details
Most recently we have seen a significant number of employers introducing paid leave entitlements for employees who are victims of domestic violence, including many government departments and the National Australia Bank. Historically legislation has existed which provides a right to unpaid leave to employees who are the victims of violent crime to attend court proceedings…Details
Robert Brokenshire’s private member’s bill has recently been passed by the South Australian Legislative Council to double the maximum compensation for victims of crime to $100,000.00. Mr Brokenshire said that the state government has more than $100 million in the victims’ fund and this money should be returned to victims of crime in the form…Details
Victims of Child Sexual Abuse are more prone to commit crimes as well as being more likely to be victims of crime in the future. Research has shown that victims of Child Sexual Abuse are five times more prone to be charged with criminal offences when compared to others with no childhood sexual abuse history.…Details