On the 23-05-13 at around 8.20 am an eleven year-old girl was the victim of an attempted abduction as she walked to school in Greensborough. The young victim was approached by a male aged in his forties to fifties soon after she was dropped off by her mother near her school. The assailant grabbed the young…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.
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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 22-05-13 at around 12.00 am a twenty-eight-year-old male was involved in an altercation with another male which moved into the hotel car park. The male then produced a pen gun and drove his motor vehicle towards the victim before crashing into the hotel. The assailant was charged with numerous offences including conduct endangering…Details
On the 19-05-13 at around 5.50 am a twenty-four-year-old male was walking along Carlisle Street in St Kilda when he became involved in an argument with a group of others. The victim was struck to the head with a bottle and was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Police are appealing for witnesses to the…Details
On the 16-05-13 at around 8.30 pm a thirty-year-old male and a thirty-two-year-old female were walking through the McCrae Street car park in Dandenong when they were approached by a gang described to be of African appearance. The gang threatened to stab the two victims with bottles if they did not hand over their possessions.…Details
On Sunday the 26-05-13 at around 5.30 am two men entered the milk bar on McCurdy Road in Herne Hill, one armed with a knife, and demanded cash from the shop assistant. The victim took cash from the till and placed it in a plastic bag provided by the assailants who then fled. Geelong CIU…Details
On Saturday the 25th May 2013 at around 10.30 pm a thirty-eight-year-old female was walking along Hare Street in Echuca towards the Apex Park public toilets when a motor vehicle pulled up beside her and asked her if she wanted a lift. The female refused and some five minutes later the same male again approached…Details
On Friday the 24-05-13 at around 7.40 pm three teenage males were assaulted with weapons by a gang of males in Springvale South. The three victims, aged eighteen and nineteen years, were walking in Burden Park when they were approached by a dark coloured motor vehicle containing a group of males. The victims fled and…Details
On Thursday the 23-05-13 at around 8.00 pm two male offenders entered a liquor outlet on Cleevland Road in Ashwood and approached the counter and demanded cash from the staff. A fight then broke out resulting in a seventeen-year-old shop assistant being lacerated to his torso with a knife by one of the offenders. The…Details
A recent study by The Sentencing Advisory Council comparing the changes in sentence lengths, imprisonment rates and crime figures in Victoria over the last ten years has found: Since 2002 there has been an increase of more than 40%, some 5,000 people, in Victorian jails. The rate at which people are being sent to jail…Details
On the 13-05-13 a forty-eight-year-old woman was travelling on the Frankston train when at around 2.40 pm a male in his twenties sat behind her and began to verbally abuse her. The female victim then stood up and activated the emergency button and sat next to another commuter for protection. When the train stopped at…Details
On the 12-05-13 at around 12.45 am a twenty-two-year-old male was pursued by an unknown male offender on a bike from the car park of the Mentone Hotel. The offender soon caught up to the victim threatening him with physical violence and demanding his mobile phone. The victim handed over his phone and the assailant…Details
On Tuesday the 21st May 2013 at around 1.15 pm a forty-eight-year-old man was involved in an argument with two men and a woman at the Footscray Railway Station. One of the men allegedly punched the elderly man to the face and he then stabbed one of the men to the shoulder. The two men…Details
On Tuesday the 21-05-13 at around 10.00 pm police arrived at a home in Reservoir to find that a thirty-year-old male had been stabbed to his arm. The victim, believed to be the Essendon AFL footballer Nathan Lovett-Murray, was transported to the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Police have since arrested two males, a twenty-two-year-old and a seventeen-year-old.…Details
On the 22-05-13 at around 3.00 pm a male offender entered a home on Georgette Crescent in Endeavour Hills and physically assaulted the seventy-three-year-old female resident with a sharp weapon. The elderly female victim sustained serious injuries to her neck and was transported to hospital for treatment. Casey CIU detectives are investigating the incident. If…Details
On the 05-05-13 at around 9.50 pm a pizza delivery driver was ambushed and robbed while delivering a pizza to a home on Toogoolawah Drive in Melton. The three assailants were waiting in an adjacent vacant block when the driver arrived and the assailants then surrounded him and threatened him with a silver handgun before…Details
On the 04-05-13 at around 4.45 am two men entered a home on Piccolotto Drive in Melton through an unlocked back door. The assailants were disturbed by the homeowner’s dog and fled on foot with a hand bag, bum bag and other stolen items. Melton police are appealing for witnesses. Victims of aggravated burglary call…Details
On Sunday the 21-04-13 at around 4.30 am a thirty-year-old female was asleep at the Melton Motor Inn when the male offender broke into her room and raped her. The offender is described as being aged from his late twenties to his mid thirties with straight hair and medium build and with an olive complexion.…Details
On Friday the 10-05-13 at around 8.15 pm a male assailant armed with a shotgun robbed the Foodworks Supermarket at the Harrington Square Shopping Centre. Police indicated that more than twenty offences had been reported at the Harrington Square Shopping Centre over the past twelve months, including armed robberies and physical assaults. In July last…Details
On the 07-05-13 at around 6.40 am a man was standing outside a St Kilda Tattoo Shop when he was approached by two males. The males demanded money and then punched the victim to the face stealing his wallet before fleeing in a red utility motor vehicle. Police are appealing or any witnesses. Victims of…Details
Sexual abuse is a horrendous crime and it is really a tough debate as to determine the exact extent of the problem. Sexual abuse can happen to people of all age and any gender but as per studies, child sexual abuse is the most common and almost epidemic. Most people assume sexual abuse to be…Details