Violent crime has soared 44 per cent across the nation in a year, as drunks repeatedly assault the same victims. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows a surge in the number of repeat assault victims during 2011/12. One in every three victims was harmed at least three times during the year. But only…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*.
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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.
VICTIMS of crime desperately need help to negotiate a ”toothless” compensation system that only allows one in 10 victims to receive assistance, community legal services say. The Federation of Community Legal Centres has renewed calls for the state to appoint a crime victims’ commissioner, following revelations in Fairfax Media of the struggles of Nick Clarke,…Details
On the 19-02-13 at around 11.30 pm two teenage boys, aged fourteen and seventeen years from St Albans, attempted to rob a cyclist in Sunshine. The incident was witnessed by patrolling police who quickly arrested the offenders. If you have been the victim of a robbery or similar violent crime call Victims of Crime for…Details
On the 18-02-13 at around 9.00 pm a male and a female were involved in a physical confrontation on the platform of the Prahran Railway Station in Greville Street. A twenty-two-year-old male bystander attempted to intervene and was punched to the head by the male resulting in him sustaining serious head injuries and is in…Details
On the 18-02-13 at around 7.20 am a thirty-year-old cyclist was almost involved in a collision with a motorist on St Kilda Road in St. Kilda. The motorist then stopped his vehicle and approached the cyclist and after a verbal exchange punched him to the face before driving off. The assailant was aged in his…Details
On Monday the 18-02-13 at around 4.00 pm a thirty-nine-year-old male was stabbed in the McRae Street Dandenong Shopping Center car park. The victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was surgically treated at The Alfred Hospital. Dandenong CIU detectives are investigating the incident and are appealing for witnesses to come forward. If you have been the…Details
On Saturday the 16-02-13 at around 10.05 am a male assailant with a knife entered a car rentals store in Sale and demanded cash from a staff member. The assailant was given cash and the offender then fled. The offender appeared to be of Aboriginal appearance and aged in his twenties. If you have been…Details
On Sunday the 10th February 2013 at around 10.00 pm a twenty-three-year-old male victim was approached by three unknown males while attending the St Kilda Festival. One of males punched the victim to the face several times before the three men fled. The victim was treated at The Alfred Hospital for serious head injuries. One…Details
Deputy Commissioner Graham Ashton will today join Premier Ted Baillieu and Deputy Premier Peter Ryan to launch a television advertisement for Go4Zero – a campaign that aims to reduce violence of all kinds in the community. Go4Zero is a community campaign that encourages action to prevent violence and gives support to those who may be…Details
On Sunday the 10th February 2013 there were three separate incidents in Coburg where a handgun was used to steal mobile phones. The first two incidents occurred in the morning in Reynard Street Coburg and the other in Station Street Coburg where the victims were approached and threatened with the handgun. The third incident occurred…Details
On Wednesday the 13-02-13 an aggravated burglary took place at a Phillips Street apartment in Coburg while both occupants were asleep. The offender/s entered through a window and stole a laptop computer. The occupants did not realized they had been burgled until the following morning. If you have been the victim of an aggravated burglary…Details
On Friday the 15-02-13 at around 4.00 pm a seventeen-year-old female was walking next to Pinehills Drive in Greensborough when a male assailant grabbed her from the behind. The teenage girl managed to struggle free and the assailant fled. Diamond Creek SOCIT detectives are investigating the incident and are appealing for witnesses. If you have…Details
On Friday the 15-02-13 at around 9.40 pm a forty-three-year-old male victim was walking his two dogs on Hodgins Road in Hastings when he became involved in an altercation with two men and a female on mini bikes. The victim was physically assaulted with a fence post and sustained serious injuries and was treated at…Details
On Saturday 16-02-13 a taxi was struck by a rock while travelling along the Princes Highway in Corio injuring the twenty-two-year-old front seat passenger. The victim sustained a laceration to his left check amongst other facial injuries and was treated in hospital. Police believe that several teenagers may have been responsible for the random attack…Details
On Tuesday the 12-02-13 at around 8.00 pm a forty-year-old female was in the laundry of her unit complex when she was approached by an unknown male aged in his twenties. The male offender grabbed the female from behind and punched her to the face and sexually assaulted her. Moorabbin SOCIT police are investigating the…Details
On the 12-02-13 at around 1.40 pm a twenty-eight-year-old male victim, who was pushing his bike along a footpath in St. Albans, became involved in an altercation with a male aged in his late forties and a female. The male subsequently allegedly stabbed the victim with a knife to his upper body. The victim was…Details
On Monday the 11-02-13 just after 7.00 pm four young girls, all aged younger than twelve years, were playing in Gilmour Park in Coburg when they noticed that they were being watched by an adult male. The girls then left the park and the male, who was driving a red motor vehicle, followed them opening…Details
On Tuesday the 12th February 2013 at around 9.15 pm a fifteen-year-old girl was walking home from work along Barries Road in Melton when she was followed by two men in a late-model white station wagon. One of the men then alighted from the motor vehicle and followed the teenage girl into Blackwood Reserve where…Details
On Friday the 8th February 2013 a twenty-one-year-old woman sustained lacerations to her arm and face following a domestic dispute with a twenty-eight-year-old man in Camperdown. Police have charged the offender with recklessly causing serious injury and is to appear at the Warrnambool Magistrates Court. If you have been the victim of domestic violence or…Details
A Flinders University pilot survey of 58 clients at the Victim Support Service last year found almost half – 26 victims – had increased self-medication. This included drugs prescribed by a psychiatrist or medical professional, as well as alcohol, illicit drugs and medication obtained without a prescription. Researchers now want funding to expand the study…Details