On Tuesday the 21st May 2013 at around 3.30 pm a male assailant entered a residential address on Georgette Crescent in Endeavour Hills and assaulted the seventy-three-year-old female occupant with a sharp object resulting in injuries to her neck. The elderly female victim remains in hospital with life threatening injuries. Police believe that the assailant…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.
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On the 28th May 2013 at around 7.30 pm two women were at a car wash on Dinah Parade in Keilor East when an unknown male got into the back seat and threatened the two females with a large knife demanding their purses and mobile phones. The male assailant then told the victims to drive…Details
On Wednesday 29th May 2013 at around 8.00 am a male shopkeeper was opening up his business premises on Huntingdale Road in Oakleigh East when he was approached by an unknown male who asked him for change for the bus. As the victim was accommodating the male’s request the male first slashed him to his…Details
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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
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
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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
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