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
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 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
A large and growing number of Australian children witness domestic violence each year which often has a negative impact on their development. Children who are exposed to or who witness domestic violence are considered to be secondary victims and can be emotionally traumatized as a result. Children’s exposure to domestic violence includes: Having to hear…Details
According to a paper that is written by Kelly Richards there are five common misperceptions that are prevalent among people regarding Child Sex Offenders. The first misperception is that all offenders of child sexual abuse are pedophiles. The terms pedophile and child sex offenders are commonly interchanged and one has to understand that the two…Details
Armed robbery is a very serious crime that tends to have negative impacts on both employees and employers of businesses. The National Armed Robbery Monitoring Program (NARMP) was established to monitor and address the increasing trend of armed robberies in Australia. A past report released by NARMP with relation to the victims of armed robbery…Details
On the 31-05-13 at around 9.00 pm a male wearing a dark balaclava and a hooded jumper entered the bottle shop and threatened the shop attendant with a Samurai sword. The shop attendant handed over cash and the offender stole alcoholic drinks before fleeing from the store and was last seen running towards Railway Parade…Details
On Friday May 31 2013 at around 2.45 pm two assailants armed with knives and wearing balaclavas entered the Greville Road Newsagency in Rosanna. During the robbery an employee sustained lacerations to the arm and leg and was treated at the Austin Hospital. Banyule detectives are investigating the armed robbery. Victims of physical assault call…Details
On the 26-05-13 at around 11.00 pm the sixty-four-year-old female and the sixty-six-year-old male owners of Isabella’s restaurant on Bell Street in Heidelberg Heights were leaving via the rear exit when they were confronted by three assailants with a gun and wearing balaclavas. The restaurant owners handed over the night’s takings and the offenders fled.…Details
On Sunday the 2nd June 2013 at around 2.45 am a male armed with a knife and wearing a black motorcycle helmet entered the Gap Road Sunbury Convenience Store and demanded cash from the shop assistant. The offender was given cash and then fled on foot. Fawkner Embona police are investigating the incident. Victims of…Details
On Friday the 3rd May 2013 at around 9.00 pm two men entered the Mansfield Street Milk Bar in Berwick armed with a baseball bat and demanded cash from the shop owner’s thirteen-year-old son. The assailants violently smashed a cash register and computer screen resulting in the forty-year-old shop owner coming to his son’s aid.…Details
On Tuesday the 4th June 2013 at around 3.00 pm police arrived at a home on Biggs Street in St Albans to find a male with a stab wound to the lower abdomen. The male was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he later died from his injuries. A thirty-nine-year-old St Albans man was…Details
Research shows that 33% of women in Australia have been subjected to some form of sexual violence in their life and that such abuse often leads to a myriad of health issues. According to the research paper by Taylor.S.Caroline, Pugh Judith, Coles Jan, and Goodwach Raie it is very important to identify the history of…Details
On Saturday the 25th May 2013 just after 7.30pm a male assailant entered the Essendon bottle shop and threatened the shop attendant with a knife demanding cash from the till. The bottle shop attendant handed over cash and the offender fled running east along Albion Street. On Monday the 3rd June 2013 just after 7.30pm…Details
Between Saturday the 25 May and Tuesday the 28 May a male aged from thirty to forty years has been seen loitering and approaching young women in the Red Cliffs area, and in particular in the vicinity of the netball courts and toilets in Quandong Park. It is believed the male has entered the female…Details