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
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 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
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
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