On the 20th April 2013 at around 11.30 pm a fight erupted between two groups involving up to ten males and females inside a hotel on Raleigh road in Maribyrnong. A twenty-nine-year-old Melton man was struck with a glass during the altercation resulting in lacerations to the head and was treated at the Royal Melbourne…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*.
For help complete Online Enquiry Form
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 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 16-04-13 at around 12.50 am a twenty-five-year-old male was withdrawing money from an ATM in Cleeland Street Dandenong when he was struck from behind to the back of his head and had his wallet stolen. Police indicated that two men of African appearance were seen running from the scene. If you have been the…Details
On the evening of Monday the 22-04-13 four male assailants broke into a house in Colac armed with a machete and baseball bats. The male resident together with his son quickly fled the house while the assailants stole cash, computer equipment and electrical goods. Three of the four offenders were masked and described as being…Details
The Sentencing Advisory Council has just published a new report which shows that the average sentence for sexual offences significantly varies from state to state. In Victoria the average sentence for sexual offences is seven years. In New South Wales the average sentence for sexual offences is nine years. In Tasmania the average sentence for…Details
On Friday the 26-04-13 at around midday a forty-two-year-old female from Reservoir was walking along the Merri Creek bike path in Fawkner when she noticed a male sitting on a park bench looking at her. The male then asked her for the time and as she went to check her watch he grabbed her and…Details
On the 20th April 2013 at around 2.00 pm a male assailant entered a licensed premises on Cumberland Road in Pascoe Vale and threatened the attendant with a tomahawk. The assailant then opened the register and removed cash before fleeing on foot. The offender was described as being of Pacific Island/Maori appearance with a long…Details
On Monday the 10-04-13 at around 1.30 pm a male assailant physically assaulted a twenty-six-year-old male victim with a weapon causing serious injuries on Dundas Street in Preston before robbing him. At around 3.00 pm the same day the same assailant entered a tatts lotto shop in Carlton North and demanded money from the forty-seven-year-old…Details
On the 25-03-13 at around 3.50 am a twenty-four-year-old male resident awoke to find a burglar going through his bedside table in his Newmarket Street home in Newmarket. The victim jumped out of bed and confronted the offender who ran through a rear door and fled along railway tracks. Two other occupants were at home…Details
On Saturday the 20-04-13 at around 4.30 am a taxi driver was physically assaulted by a male passenger in Montmorency. The taxi driver collected four passengers in Ringwood and during the fare one of the passengers was behaving inappropriately and verbally abusing the taxi driver. The taxi driver then stopped on Main Road and asked…Details
On the 19-04-13 at around 5.45 pm a female was jogging through Burndap Park in Maribyrnong when a male rode past her on a bike. The male then got off his bike and approached the female before punching her to the face and then leading her into adjacent parkland where she was sexually assaulted. Footscray…Details
During the morning of Saturday the 20-04-13 two men believed to be know to each other were involved in an altercation during which one of the men produced a gun and stole cash from the other in Bendigo. Later that morning at around 5.15 am police arrested a nineteen-year-old male and charged him with a…Details
On the 15-04-13 at around 4.20 am a masked female assailant entered a Queen Street Convenience Store and told staff that she was armed with a weapon and staff then handed over money from the till and the assailant left. Melbourne Embona detectives are investigating the incident. Victims of armed robbery at work call 1800 000…Details
Where a person has been found guilty of an offence, you can seek a court order against the offender for compensation for any pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the crime. The compensation order may also cover the loss, destruction or damage of your property. These orders are made by the…Details
The VOCAT Application Process VOCAT is an administrative tribunal within the Court, constituted by members who are also magistrates of the Court. This means victims of crime gain acknowledgement of their experiences by a judicial officer in the criminal justice system, but in the more flexible, informal and intimate manner afforded by an administrative tribunal.…Details
On the 17-04-13 just after 12.00 noon a male assailant threatened staff at the Annesley Street Pharmacy in Echuca with a shotgun demanding cash. A forty-one-year-old man was soon arrested to appear at the Bendigo Magistrates Court today. Victims of armed robbery for financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria on…Details
SupportLink provides a national referral and diversion gateway for police and other emergency services to participate in early intervention. The role of SupportLink is to: Establish and support formal referral partnerships with government and non government agencies for police to refer to. Provide a single referral and diversion gateway for operational police. Monitor and support…Details
According to the Victims of Crime Commissioner the ACT Victims of Crime Scheme is an extremely complicated process and there are often extensive delays. Victims can miss out on compensation because their injuries are not considered to be ‘extremely serious’ according to John Hinchey. He also said that “there is a significant number of people…Details
On Sunday the 14-04-13 at around 3.00 am a nineteen-year-old female from Frankston was punched to the head in the middle of Chapel Street outside a South Yarra nightclub by a male assailant. The victim was treated at The Alfred Hospital with head injuries. Police are appealing for witnesses. Victims of assault call 1800 000 055…Details
Help Solve My Crime, unlike Crime Stoppers, is a real time crime reporting platform utilizing the online community. Help Solve My Crime assists victims of crime to solve, reduce and prevent crime in partnership with their community. Help Solve My Crime allows victims to immediately report a crime, enlist the assistance of others to solve…Details
The Attorney-General, Robert Clark, has move a Bill that will abolish suspended sentences, a move welcomed by victims of crime advocates. Suspended Sentences will first be abolished from the Supreme and County Courts in December 2013. From the start of September 2014 Magistrates will also lose the power to impose suspended sentences. ‘The new laws…Details