Written by Terry Hayes (concerned citizen) I write to encourage a different approach to dealing with the perpetrators and victims of unprovoked violence which is often characterised by massive hits to the head and kicking while the victim is on the ground done by persons sometimes influenced by alcohol, drugs or both and who do it…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 Monday the 4th March 2013 at around 8.10 am a fifty-seven-year-old male was found unconscious on a Dandenong street following being assaulted. The victim was taken to the Alfred Hospital for treatment. Police are appealing for any witnesses. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au or…Details
On the 07-02-13 at around 3.20 pm a male aged in his late forties exposed himself and then perpetrated a sexual act in front of a group of school girls as they were walking through Boroondara Park in East Camberwell. Box Hill SOCIT detectives are appealing for witnesses. For financial support and professional advice call…Details
On the 19-02-13 two assailants armed with a hammer entered the Pascoe Vale 7-Eleven store and threatened the shop attendant. The assailants were unable to open the cash register and fled with a quantity of cigarettes. For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria on 1800 000 055 or go to…Details
On the 26-02-13 at around 9.00 an altercation occurred between two males following a motor vehicle collision on Gaffney Street in Coburg. Police have since arrested a male charged with kidnapping and other offences and remanded in custody. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email:…Details
On Saturday the 23rd February 2013 at around 1.45 am a twenty-five-year-old male Irish tourist was at a bar in Fitzroy when he was assaulted by two unknown male assailants with a weapon. The victim sustained a broken jaw and teeth and was treated at the St Vincent’s Hospital. Assaults in the City of Yarra…Details
On Friday the 01-03-13 at around 9.30 pm residents of a home on Sydenham Road in Sydenham called police following an aggravated burglary. Police from Sunshine and Keilor Downs Police Stations promptly arrived and arrested the assailant fleeing the scene carrying stolen items. The offender was then taken to the Sunshine Hospital as the result…Details
On the 1st March 2013 at around 10.00 pm shots were fired into motor vehicles parked on Norton Drive in Melton. Two men, a thirty-eight-year-old from Point Cook and a twenty-eight-year-old from Melton, were later treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital with gunshot wounds. Police are appealing for witnesses. If you have been the victim…Details
On Thursday the 28-02-13 at around 11.00 pm a fifty-nine-year-old male was involved in an altercation with a teenage male of Pacific Islander appearance on a tram in South Yarra. As the elderly male went to alight he fell from the tram onto the roadway sustaining injuries and was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.…Details
On the 8th February at around 9.45 pm a male assailant armed with a knife entered a Bottle Shop on the Melton Highway at Taylors Lakes and threatened the attendant to open the till. Another employee then arrived and the offender fled. On the 20th February at around 1.30 am a male assailant walked into…Details
On the 27-02-13 at around 10.30 pm a melee erupted in the Union Hall at La Trobe University in Bundoora involving security guards and patrons. Three people were injured, including a twenty and a twenty-two year old male and a twenty-one year old female, all sustaining head injuries, with the males being treated at the Austin…Details
On Tuesday the 26-02-13 at around 10.45 pm a twenty-three-year-old female victim was waiting at the front gate of an apartment block in Elwood when she was approached from behind by a male assailant. The assailant then proceeded to lift her skirt and indecently assault her. The female victim struck the assailant with a shopping…Details
On Wednesday the 27-02-13 at around 5.50 pm a fifty-two-year-old victim was shot in the leg by a sixty-one-year-old assailant on Main Road East in St Albans. The assailant has been charged to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. If you have been the victim of a shooting or other serious physical assault call Victims of…Details
On Monday the 25th February at around 7.30 pm an assailant armed with an axe confronted a thirty-two-year-old male victim in parkland near Hewish Road in Croydon. The assailant demanded cash and when the victim reported that he did not have any the assailant fled only to be arrested a short time later by Protective…Details
On Friday the 15th February at around 12.30 am a masked assailant armed with a knife of African appearance entered the Deer Park Service Station on Ballarat Road and demanded cash. The assailant threatened the service station attendant who handed over cash as well as a customer who handed over his wallet before fleeing .…Details
The overall recorded crime rate across Victoria has increased by 7.8%. The total number of offences recorded up by 9.5% (up 35,300 offences to a total of 406,643 offences). Crime against the person has increased by 11.2%. This is largely due to an increase in the rate of assaults, up 15.4%. Crime against property has increased by 4%,…Details
On the 26-02-13 at around 4.00 pm a man wearing a mask and armed with what appeared to be a handgun threatened staff at the Peel Street Post Office in Ballarat before driving off with cash. If you have been the victim of armed robbery while at work contact Victims of Crime for financial assistance,…Details
The Youth Referral and Independent Persons Program (yripp.org.au) is a Victorian State Government initiative that trains adult volunteers to support young people under eighteen-years who are victims of crime. Volunteers can attend police interviews when parents are unable, can help young people to understand their rights, can offer referral services and can ensure that young…Details
On the 25-02-13 at around 8.30 am a forty-five-year-old male was approached by four male assailants of African appearance as he walked along a Dandenong street. One of the assailants produced a knife and demanded cash while another assailant kicked the victim to his back. The victim handed over some cash and the four assailants…Details
On the 23-02-13 at around 1.30 am a forty-year-old female left a licensed premises in Ringwood and was walking along Oban Road when she was approached by the two male assailants. The assailants grabbed her from behind and then forced her to nearby Mullum Mullum Creek where she was sexually assaulted. The victim’s partner came…Details