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
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 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 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
In 2010- 2011 Victoria police were sent out to 25,000 more assaults, including physical assaults, brawls, domestic arguments and neighbourhood disputes, in Melbourne and Geelong by triple-0 dispatchers than were recorded in Victoria Police crime figures according to the Herald Sun. Since the 2009 findings that police had abused recording procedures to improve crime clearance…Details
On the evening of the 17-04-13 a female aged in her twenties was shot in Avondale Heights. At around 9.30 pm the injured female and two males presented at a service station in Military Road in Avondale Heights and the police an ambulance were called. The injured female was then taken to the Royal Melbourne…Details
On Tuesday 16-04-13 at around 3.00 pm a female was walking along Holehouse Street in Sunshine North pushing a pram containing a child when the male assailant ran up behind her and grabbed her and placed his hands down her top. The victim screamed and there was a struggle during which they both fell to…Details
On the 08-04-13 at around 1.25 am a male assailant struck a Service Station Attendant working at the Bluff Road Service Station in Hampton with a meat cleaver. The assailant then stole cash from both cash registers before fleeing with an accomplice. The assailant was described as being of Islander appearance and aged in his…Details
On the 28-02-13 at around 12.45 am two male assailants, dressed as police officers, kicked down the door of the Dianne Avenue house in Craigieburn which contained a female resident and her child. The assailants produced a badge and searched the house stealing the woman’s purse before leaving. The offenders were described as being of Middle…Details
By Nicky Davis victim and leader of SNAP Australia (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests). When the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse sat for the first time recently, there were smiles among those who had long campaigned for justice for Australia’s forgotten children. But for the survivors it was not…Details
On the 10-04-13 a sixty-one-year-old male victim was approached by a male assailant outside the Bendigo Club demanding his wallet. The assailant told the victim he had a gun and physically assaulted the victim before stealing his wallet and fleeing. The victim was treated at the Bendigo Hospital for cuts and bruises. Bendigo detectives are…Details