Of the many ills plaguing our society today one very persistent and harrowing ill is Domestic Violence. Defined as a form of physical abuse on an individual by a family member domestic violence can occur in varied relationships ranging from a marriage to between siblings to between a parent and child and so on. Violence…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 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 Sunday the 19-05-13 at around 2.00 pm a twenty-seven-year-old legally blind female was walking with her guide dog along Parkmore Road in Keysborough when a motor vehicle pulled up beside her and a male assailant alighted and pulled her handbag off her shoulder before fleeing back into the back seat of the motor vehicle…Details
On Sunday the 19-05-13 at around 6.30 am a twenty-four-year-old female was walking through the Melbourne CBD when she was approached by an unknown male who proceeded to sexually assault her before fleeing. The female victim was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. The assailant is described as being of Mediterranean appearanceand aged twenty-six to…Details
Highlights: Robbery decreased by 7% from 14,582 in 2009–10 to 13,617 in 2010–11 3% decrease in victims of sexual assault with 17,238 victims, 519 fewer victims than the previous year. In 2010 – 11 there were 67 more recorded victims of kidnapping and abduction. In 2010 – 11 there were 14 more recorded victims of…Details
On Saturday the 11th May 2013 at around 12.30 am a male left a licensed premise on Moorabool Street in Geelong and was standing near the road when a white Holden Commodore sedan containing four or five male occupants drove past and beeped the horn. The vehicle soon pulled over next to the male and…Details
On Tuesday the 14th May 2013 at around 7.00 pm a twenty-year-old female was placing groceries she had just purchased from the Somerville Road Supermarket in Hampton Park in her motor vehicle when she was approached by an unknown male. The male assailant grabbed the female victim around her waist and attempted to force her…Details
On the 14-05-13 a fifty-year-old male was attacked with a sharp weapon at a vineyard pickers’ hut in Cardross Victoria. The victim sustained serious injuries including defensive wounds. Police indicated that Cardross is a small community and would like to talk with anyone who knows anything about the incident. Victims of physical assault call 1800…Details
On Sunday the 5th May 2013 a fifty-nine-year-old man was leaving a supermarket in Robinvale when he was set upon by four male assailants and physically assaulted with a spanner in the supermarket car park before having cash stolen. The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated at the Robinvale District Hospital. Police are appealing…Details
The Crime Victims Support Association in a non profit Charitable Association and is again running its annual Great Community Raffle and is calling for individuals to be involved to buy tickets as well as to help sell tickets. Tickets are $2.00 each and are tax deductible. The main prize is a new Nissan Pulsar valued at…Details
On the 14-05-13 at around 10.50 am an armed male offender entered a home on Shetland Way in Sunbury and confronted the female occupant and her five-year-old son who had just returned come from the shops. The offender was armed with a gun and demanded money from the female victim and fled in an old…Details
On the 03-05-13 at around 9.55 am a twenty-two-year-old female was at home in her Como Parade West property in Parkdale when she heard someone trying to force open the door of the upstairs balcony. The female immediately fled her home and returned some time later with her partner to discover that the door lock…Details
A survey released this month of statistics on violence found that less than 50% of women who experience domestic violence report the assaults to police. The survey stated that there will always be women who are understandably distressed or embarrassed about having been subjected to such violence and subsequently do not report it. The survey…Details
51,000 reported family violence incidents from 2011 to 2012. 64,000 reported family violence incidents estimated for 2012 to 2013. Ken Lay, Chief Commissioner, has said that family violence in on the rise and that the problem could not be solved by police alone. He said that recidivism rate is high and that the true extent…Details
On the 09-05-13 at around 10.00 pm a twenty-seven-year-old male victim noticed a man lying on Dunstan Parade in Campbellfield. The victim went to assist the male who proceeded to kick the victim to the face and steal his wallet and mobile phone. Fawkner police are appealing for any witnesses. Victims of physical assault or…Details
On Saturday the 04-05-13 at around 2.00 pm a nineteen-year-old female was waiting at platform eight at Flinders Street Station in the Melbourne CBD when a male indecently assaulted her before boarding a train at platform five. The assailant is described as being in his twenties of Indian appearance and carrying a black laptop bag.…Details
On the 06-05-13 at around 7.30 am seventeen-year-old female from Aspendale was riding her bike near Mordialloc Creek in Mordialloc when a male stepped out in front of her and threatened her with a knife. The male assailant demanded money and searched her school bag but fled the scene when an elderly man walking his…Details
On Monday the 06-05-13 at around 8.30 am a thirteen-year-old boy was walking along Sydney Road in Coburg when a man approached him and asked him to show him directions on the Melways in his motor vehicle. The young male victim followed the assailant to a nearby stationary motor vehicle where the assailant lunged at…Details
On the 04-05-13 at around 8.40 pm a man and two women were in their stationary motor vehicle at the corner of Heatherton Road and Gladstone Road in Dandenong when an unknown motor vehicle rammed the rear of their vehicle. Two male assailants then kidnapped the male and stole their motor vehicle. At around 9.45…Details
On the 24-04-13 at around 7.30 pm a fifty-five-year-old male victim was kicked unconscious in Dandenong Park before having a small amount of cash stolen. The victim sustained cuts and bruises and a swollen left eye and was taken by ambulance to Dandenong Hospital. Victims of physical assault call 1800 000 055 or go to…Details
On Friday the 03-05-13 police were investigating two attempted armed robberies at service stations in Chelsea and Mornington when at around 11.30 pm they came across an overturned motor vehicle on Racecourse Road. The four male occupants were then arrested in relation to nine armed robberies in the Bayside and Mornington Peninsula areas over the…Details