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
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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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
Aggravated burglary is termed to be a burglary that is compounded due to the use of a weapon in the burglary. Usually burglars will not have any weapons while doing the act and will only have tools that will help them in burglary. But there are a few burglars who tend to use weapons during…Details
Psychologists with experience in trauma wanted for contract referral work. You will be able to work from your own office and under the guidance of our organization which will provide full marketing and administration support under a licence agreement. This is a unique opportunity for motivated psychologists to further develop their own professional practice within…Details
Statistics suggest that one in every 6 women and one out of every 33 men have been the victim of a rape. Whenever a man or a woman is subjected to a sexual assault they will feel as if the whole world has let them down and there are different emotions that sexual assault victims will…Details
There has been an increase in the number of domestic violence cases that have been reported all over the world and that is a worrying sight and has to be dealt with immediately before things get out of control. Domestic violence cases are regularly reported, but only some of them are violent enough where a…Details
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
Have you lived through a disease, experienced any kind of traumatic disaster or been through a long war combat? After a life-threatening disaster or adversity, people usually have reactions such as having trouble or unable to sleep, tragic memories of past events, suicidal tendencies, etc. If such kinds of reactions keep on haunting you, you…Details
Whenever a crime occurs, the victim undergoes a lot of physical and psychological trauma. All crime victims will suffer from injuries and the primary classification of these injuries are monetary (financial), physical and emotional. Monetary and physical injuries are easily visible and therefore there is a solution to cope with that. But the emotional or…Details
On the 23rd May 2013 at around 11.00 am a female aged in her twenties was walking through a track at the Banyule Flats Reserve in Heidelberg when she was grabbed from behind. The assailant removed her top and used it to blindfold her before leading her into a forested part of the reserve. The…Details
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
On the 29-05-13 at around 4.00 am two armed assailants wearing balaclavas threatened staff at the Gisborne Service Station with a gun. Earlier this week, on the 27-05-13, there was an attempted robbery at the Macedon petrol station where staff were threatened. Victims of crime for financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime…Details
The crime rate across Victoria has increased by 3.8%. The total number of offences has increased by 5.6%, to a total of 403,618 offences up by 21,347 offences. Crime against the person has increased by 7.4%. Assaults are up 11.9%. Crime against property has decreased by 0.4%. Residential burglaries are up 1.2%. Theft of motor…Details
The Victims Rights and Support Bill 2013 passed through the lower house on 22-05-13 and will now be debated in the upper house. NSW is in the process of abolishing its existing Victims Compensation Scheme and replacing it with a Victims Support Scheme that will significantly reduce the amount of financial compensation awarded to victims…Details