In 2012 the State Government offered $250,000 to The City of Melbourne to install security cameras at nine sites in the Melbourne CBD to increase public safety. Robert Doyle, Melbourne Mayor, said he wants more security cameras but the money offered by the State Government will not cover the installation of these cameras and is…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.
A recent report by The Sentencing Advisory Council found that jail time is not a deterrent to re-offending and that criminals who do jail time in Victoria are more likely to reoffend. Seven years of data from the Victorian Magistrates Courts was examined and found men under twenty-five-years of age who had recently been in…Details
A four-year-old child has been recently awarded $9,000.00 and a right to ongoing counselling after she was sexually abused by another four-year-old child at a day care centre by The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). It was alleged that the victim was hit, kicked, undressed and sexually abused and now suffers from anxiety and…Details
On Sunday the 2nd June 2013 a female stabbed her female friend in a Wonthaggi unit following a fight over cigarettes after consuming a significant amount of alcohol. The victim was stabbed with a steak knife sustaining a forty centimetre deep stab wound to her chest and was treated at the Wonthaggi Hospital. The assailant…Details
On Wednesday the 29th May 2013 just before midnight a masked male in dark clothing threatened staff at the Caltex Service Station in Echuca with a knife. The armed assailant demanded money before fleeing. Police are appealing for public information to assist their investigation into the armed robbery. If you have been the victim of…Details
On the 24th May 2013 at around 10.20 pm a confrontation arose between two groups of men at the Woori Yallock Hotel in the Yarra Ranges resulting in a male being kicked to the head and lost consciousness and was treated at the Maroondah Hospital. Yarra Ranges CIU police are appealing for witnesses. If you…Details
On the 16th May 2013 it is alleged that a forty-six-year-old male sexually assaulted a four-year-old girl at the Kmart Store in Eastland, Ringwood. The male, who is from Mooroolbark, is due to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in August. If you have been a victim of a sexual assault call 1800 000 055…Details
Police figures for the past twelve months reveal that violent assaults and drugs dealings have increased significantly in the City of Maribyrnong. Physical assaults have surged 13.8% to 635 cases. Physical assaults, excluding family violence, increased 7.7% to 446 offences. Drug offences increased 7.5% to 777 incidences. Police Inspector Tony Long said a Family Violence…Details
Crime in the City of Brimbank has increased by 9.4% cent in the past year to March, with a total of 18,676 crimes reported. * Drug offences have increased by 43.6%, from 753 to 1179. * Assaults, excluding Family Violence, have increased by 31.3%, from 753 to 989. Brimbank Police said that they are disappointed with a…Details
On the 22-05-13 two young men reported that they had been threatened with a pair of scissors by a teenage male to Protective Services Officers at the St Albans Railway Station. Protective Services Officers then apprehended and arrested a fifteen-year-old male on Main Rd West. Victims of physical assault or other serious crime call 1800…Details
In the past twelve months crime has gone up by 8.1% in the City of Hume, from 14,110 to 15,253 offences. Crimes against the person have risen by 7.3%, Property crime & drug offences risen by 4.6%. More people are reporting family violence. Many assaults taking place around central Broadmeadows. If you have been a victim of crime…Details
The universally accepted definition as declared by United Nations (UN) regarding “victims of crime” states that “people who have suffered harm, including physical or mental injury, emotional suffering, economic loss or substantial impairment of their fundamental rights, through acts or omissions that are in violation of criminal laws”. So, a victim of crime is the…Details
The Law Reform Committee recently published its final report into Sexting, after being asked to do so in 2011 by the Attorney General, Robert Clark, making fourteen recommendations. The two major changes being: That an offence be introduced for non-consensual sexting. That young people have a defence against child pornography charges if the two individuals…Details
In Victoria last year there were more than 50,000 domestic violence crimes reported to the police and over 60,000 are expected to be reported this year. Domestic violence victims sought almost 9000 Intervention Orders last year. Also last year more than 9600 people were charged with breaching domestic violence crime related orders. Statistics of violent…Details
The National Australia Bank (NAB) has just announced that it will be offering its staff, more than half of whom are women, paid Domestic Violence Leave. The NAB is the largest private employer to do so to date now making over one million Australian workers able to access such leave. Lynda Dean of the NAB…Details
From March 2012 to March 2013 there were 1049 assaults in the City of Moreland and more than half were as a result of Family Violence. Dean McGowan, Moreland Police Inspector, described the increase in family violence was a ‘worrying trend’. He said that violence against women is intolerable and that everyone should stand up…Details
A national Charter for Victims’ Rights in Australia was approved in 1996 as a method to assist violent crime victims in order to help them to recover from the ordeals that they faced as part of the incident. Depending on specific jurisdictions there are different rights and access to information and services available to victims.…Details
On Sunday the 2nd June 2013 at around 12.15 am several men were asked to leave a private function held at the Footscray Club on the corner of Farnsworth Avenue and Myers Road because of their behaviour. When the men refused to leave they were forcibly ejected and went on to damage property including smashing…Details
On the 31-05-13 at around 10.40 pm two men were walking along Adelaide Street in St Albans when they were approached by a group of men of African appearance who assaulted them and stole a slab of beer they were carrying. The two victims ran to their nearby residence and locked themselves inside. A short…Details
Child abuse is a general term that is used to describe maltreatment of a child or neglect of a child and which can be physical, sexual or emotional. The type of child abuse that is very insidious is child sexual abuse and it is very prevalent with many disturbing reports coming from all around the…Details