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
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.
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
On Sunday the 05-05-13 at around 1.00 pm a taxi driver was physically assaulted on Clarendon Street in South Melbourne. A twenty-year-old male was soon charged with intentionally causing injury and remanded in custody. Two females who were in the taxi have provided witness statements to police. Victims of physical assault call 1800 000 055…Details
On Saturday the 04-05-13 police charged a fifty-four-year-old male with murder. Police arrived at the Barkly Street home in Brunswick at around 6.30 pm and charged the alleged offender with one count of murder shortly afterwards and who was remanded in custody to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. For victims of crime support and advice…Details
On Thursday the 02-05-13 at around 1.00 pm a male assailant jumped into the front passenger side of the thirty-one-year-old female victim’s BMW motor vehicle in Footscray and threatened her with a sharp weapon. The assailant told the victim to drive to an ATM and to withdraw money. The victim drove to Union Road in…Details
On the 14-04-13 at around 3.00 am a twenty-five-year-old male was walking through Fitzroy Gardens when he was punched to the head by an unknown male assailant. Three to four other assailants, including one female, then appeared and also physically assaulted the victim and stealing his wallet and mobile phone before fleeing. Two bystanders came…Details
On Monday the 1st May 2013 just before 6.00 pm a nine-year-old girl was putting rubbish out at her front yard on Radford Road in Resevoir when a male riding a silver bike approached her. The male assailant grabbed her arm and the young female victim managed to free herself and run inside informing her…Details
On the 13-04-13 just after 9.00 am a male offender entered a petrol station on the corner of Punt Road and Commercial Road in Prahran and threatened the female staff member demanding money. The offender indicated that he had a weapon and told the female shop assistant not to make him use it. The offender…Details
On the 30-04-13 at around 830 pm a male aged in his fifties was attacked on Drummond Street in Carlton by four dogs. The attack lasted several minutes during which the victim sustained injuries to his arm, leg and back and was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Police arrested three men, aged from twenty-two…Details
Community Safety Fund grants (CSF) The Community Safety Fund grants provide funding for communities in Victoria to implement locally based crime prevention projects. Eligible projects must address a crime prevention issue within a local community. Funding available is up to $10,000.00. Go to: crimeprevention.vic.gov.au/safetygrants. The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF) The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund…Details
On Monday the 30-04-13 there were two separate armed robberies in Notting Hill & Oakleigh. At around 6.00 pm three masked male offenders threatened the bottle shop attendant at a hotel on Ferntree Gully in Notting Hill with a screw driver. The offenders punched the staff person to the face before stealing cash and cigarettes…Details
On the 30-04-13 at around 2.00 am the residents of a home on Torresdale Drive in Boronia were awoken by a barking dog and soon found two offenders attempting to break into their home. The assailants when confronted sprayed a forty-eight-year-old resident with clear paint before fleeing over the back fence. The victim pursued the…Details