On the 15th March 2013 at around 3.30 pm a forty-eight-year-old male cyclist was physically assaulted with a tree branch in Rowville after photographing three men vandalising buildings with graffiti. The three assailants verbally abused the victim before following him in their motor vehicle and striking him with the tree branch. If you have been…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 22-03-13 at around 6.30 pm a seventeen-year-old male entered the Freedom Service Station in Sale and demanded money from the shop assistant. The offender then fled on foot but was soon apprehended by police. If you have been the victim of crime while at work contact Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Services…Details
On Monday the 18th March 2013 at around 9.00 pm an assailant armed with a knife attempted to steal a cash register from a Point Cook Milk Bar. The assailant was unsuccessful and fled the scene empty handed. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery contact Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling…Details
On Saturday the 23-03-13 at around 3.00 am Geelong police found a forty-two-year-old man at a home in Norlane suffering from stab wounds to his upper body. The male victim was taken to Geelong Hospital with serious injuries. Geelong CIU later charged a twenty-four-year-old female with assault with a weapon and remanded her to appear…Details
On the 18-03-13 at around 11.00 pm police were conducting breath tests along Somerton Road in Campbellfield when the driver of a Holden station wagon failed to stop and then accelerated towards a police officer who was forced to jump out of the way to avoid being struck. The vehicle was later spotted in Gladstone…Details
On Thursday the 14th March 2013 at around 11.00 pm a gang of male assailants threatened staff at the Springvale RSL with a knife. Security staff as well as two patrons confronted the armed robbers and a struggle ensued and a nineteen-year-old male was overpowered and restrained until the police arrived who arrested him with…Details
A report just released, Patron Offending and Intoxication in Night-Time Entertainment Districts, analysing the behaviours of thousands of Australian drinkers revealed that after 1.00 am across Australia around 30% of the 6500 patrons tested had a blood alcohol reading of above 0.1%, with the highest averages in Geelong and Perth. The project interviewed almost 7000…Details
On the 19-03-13 at around 9.45 am a female in her thirties was walking along Cleeland Street in Dandenong when she was approached by an unknown male who was standing at the bus stop and who sexually assaulted her. The female victim managed to free herself and flee. Police arrested a thirty-five-year-old male shortly afterwards.…Details
On Saturday the 16th March 2013 at around 7.50 pm two men, believed to be Sydney fans, were assaulted during an ‘A League’ soccer game at AAMI Park by an unknown male assailant. The assailant entered the Sydney supporter’s group area and proceeded to assault the two victims. Melbourne CIU detectives are investigating the assault.…Details
Kim Wells, the Victoria Police Minister, is considering new legislation to combat road rage. Over the past year there has been a 42% increase in assaults linked to driving, with road violence offences hitting a five year high. Mr Wells said that “this is a sad reflection on the community when someone feels the need…Details
On the 07-03-13 at around 5.30 pm a male assailant wearing a balaclava and a beanie entered a cash lenders shop in Franklin Street Traralgon and threatened the female shop assistant with a crow bar. The shop assistant quickly handed over cash which the assailant placed in a duffle bag before fleeing on foot. Victims…Details
On the 13-03-13 at around 8.15 am a teenage girl was walking to school along Simon Avenue in Rowville when she was approached by a male assailant who grabbed her breast. The school girl managed to push the assailant away and he fled. At around 8.30 am the same morning the same man assailant approached…Details
On Tuesday the 19-03-13 at around 1.00 am a twenty-two-year-old female was walking along an Ararat street when she was approached by three male assailants in a motor vehicle. The female victim was then grabbed by the males and dragged into their motor vehicle and later released some twenty kilometres away on the Pyrenees Highway…Details
On Sunday the 10th March 2013 at around 11.15 pm two commuters were attacked at Flinders Street Railway Station in the Melbourne CBD. The two victims were kicked and punched, possibly with a weapon, by two female assailants. One victim suffered serious head injuries while the other suffered bruising to the face. If you have…Details
On the 19-03-13 a forty-two-year-old male cancer sufferer had his Sunbury home broken into while he and his wife slept. Items stolen include a handbag, wallet, iPhone and camera, with the camera containing photos from a recent family wedding. The victim is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment and preparing for surgery and has been unable to…Details
On Monday the 11th March 2013 at around 2.20 am a twenty-four-year-old female entered the toilets at an entertainment complex on Springvale Road in Glen Waverley when she was followed by a male assailant who attempted to remove her clothing and sexually assault her. A female friend of the victim then entertained the toilets and…Details
On the 9th March 2013 at around 4.30 am three male victims, one of whom was celebrating his eighteenth birthday, were approached at the corner of Leicester and Queensbury Streets in Carlton by a gang of males who were being confrontational. The gang then walked off but two of the gang members returned and attacked…Details
On Saturday the 09-03-13 at around 7.00 am a home in Black Springs Road Chirnside Park was set alight while an elderly female and three young grandchildren were inside. The occupants fled the house which was again set alight at around 5.00 am on the following day. Police are seeking assistance from witnesses. For financial…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. Essay written by Year 11 student Tori Dowlin of Emmanuel College in Warrnambool Why do criminals…Details
On the morning of the 10-03-13 two men were charged with assault in Melbourne’s CBD. A twenty-three-year-old man from Footscray and an eighteen-year-old man from St Albans were charged with intentionally causing injury and assault related charges and were remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrate’s Court. The victim remains on life support at the Royal…Details