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
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.
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
On the 06-04-13 four females all aged in their early twenties were walking through a laneway in Albury when two males ran towards them with one of the males indecently assaulting one of the females before fleeing. Albury police are appealing for witnesses. If you have been the victim of a physical or sexual assault…Details
Discuss the impact of environmental factors, in particular crime and trauma, on the psychological development of an individual. Discuss the impact of ‘nature versus nurture’ in the context of crime, both the perspective of the victim and the criminal. By Arhita Del Fierro Year 11 Student Caroline Chisholm Catholic College Crime and trauma are major…Details
On Friday the 5th April 2013 at around 2.00 am a male offender smashed a glass door with a metal pole to gain access to the Gaffney Street Pascoe Vale Service Station. The offender then threatened the Shop Assistant with a knife demanding cash before running from the scene with a small amount of money.…Details
On the 07-04-13 at around 6.30 pm two male offenders entered a Milk Bar on Gleneagles Drive in Endeavour Hills with a baseball bat and an axe. One offender used the axe to access the cash register and take it while the second offender kept watch at the front of the Milk Bar and they…Details
On Tuesday the 09-04-13 at around 11.40 am a masked assailant armed with a knife entered a licensed retail store on Clayton Road in Clayton demanding cash. The staff member handed over cash and the assailant then fled on foot. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au…Details
On Thursday the 04-04-13 at around 8.45 pm two assailants wearing balaclavas entered the Milk Bar on Nicholson Street in Meadow Heights threatening the twenty-two-year-old shop assistant with a knife. The female shop assistant then produced a baseball bat to defend herself at which time she was sprayed with capsicum spray by the assailant. The…Details
On Saturday the 06-04-13 at around 3.00 am two off duty police officers were assaulted by members of the Bandidos motorcycle gang at a hotel on Hare Street in Echuca. Both police officers were injured and one taken to hospital with facial injuries. Local detectives are investigating the incident. Also on the 06-04-13 two police officers…Details