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
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 the 11-02-13 at around 8.40 pm paramedics were treating a twenty-nine-year-old male on the side of the Maroondah Highway in Mooroolbark when he struck one of the paramedics to the face and fled. The offender also struggled with police and managed to break free and was then struck by a motor vehicle and sustained…Details
On the 07-02-13 at around 9.30 pm two armed assailants entered a home in Heidelberg Heights and assaulted a seventy-eight-year-old woman and her thirty-six-year-old son with a wooden bat and a metal bar. The victims were treated at the Austin Hospital. The matter is being investigated by the Heidelberg police. If you have been the…Details
On the 03-02-13 at around 7.00 pm a Protective Services Officer (PSO) was physically assaulted at the Coburg Railway Station while attempting to arrest the twenty-eight-year-old male offender. The Protective Services Officer sustained minor injuries.
For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au
On Saturday the 2nd February 2013 two men physically assaulted a taxi driver, punching him to the head, in Dandenong after failing to pay the far. The assault was witnessed by a number of other taxi drivers who came to the victim’s aid. The two offenders, aged twenty and twenty-three years, were charged by police.…Details
On the 02-02-13 at around 3.00 pm a woman was followed by a male after boarding a bus at the Preston Market. The male followed her off public transport and as she was walking home through Hudson Reserve physically assaulted her and stole her mobile phone before running off. If you have been the victim…Details
Five service stations have been robbed in Sunbury, Woodend and Sydenham over the past two weeks with the male offender each time armed with a knife and escaping with cash. Fawkner detectives believe the same offender may be responsible for all five robberies listed below: On the 27-01-13 at around 1.00 am the service station…Details
Farrah Tomazin; The Age Newspaper: 10-02-13 PARENTS are increasingly being attacked by their own children, with some cases so vicious the victims end up in hospital or take out restraining orders to protect themselves. Figures show Victoria Police were called to 4017 family violence incidents over the past 12 months where an adolescent was the…Details
Nick Clarke – victim of crime Published in The Age: February 10, 2013. IN February 2009, I got gang-bashed. I’m writing this because the system of victim compensation is profoundly inadequate and needs addressing, but for the purpose of context, here’s what happened. It was a muggy summer’s night, I was 22 and had been…Details
On Thursday the 07-02-13 at around 2.30 pm a nineteen-year-old female entered public toilets in Mildura where she was confronted by a male who sexually assaulted her before fleeing. Mildura SOCIT detectives are calling for witnesses. If you have been the victim of a physical or sexual abuse or other serious crime contact Victims of…Details
On the 06-02-13 at around 4.00 am a ninety-year-old woman awoke to find a male in her bedroom in her Wangaratta home. The male proceeded to sexually assault the elderly women before fleeing. Melbourne’s sex crime squad is investigating the assault. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to…Details
On the 15-01-13 at around 11.20 am a male offender entered a bank in the Dandenong Plaza and approached the Bank Teller with a threatening letter demanding cash and placed two bags on the counter. The Bank Teller immediately activated the alarm and the offender fled. Police are appealing for witnesses. If you have been…Details
On Sunday the 03-02-13 during the early morning a twenty-year-old male victim was stabbed to the back with a kitchen knife by a sixteen-year-old male assailant in Hazeldene Street in Mildura following and alcohol-fuelled fight. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance and police have charged the assailant with intentionally causing serious injury. For…Details
On the 22-01-13 at around 10.30 pm a male in his twenties went to meet a female he believed he had befriended on Facebook. Upon arrival the victim was physically assaulted by four males, of Indian appearance and aged in their twenties and thirties, and who then abducted him and drove him to his home…Details
On the 31-01-13 three offenders entered a home in Logan Street Maryborough and assaulted the forty-one-year-old male resident. The victim managed to restrain an eighteen-year-old offender until the police arrived. Police have since charged three male offenders, aged fifteen, eighteen and twenty years, with aggravated burglary and recklessly causing injury. For victims of crime support…Details
On the 01-02-13 at around 5.50 pm a twenty-four-year-old woman was walking through Prahran when a male assailant grabbed her from behind by the shoulder with one hand and sexually assaulted her with the other. The victim managed to free herself and confront the assailant who then fled. The assailant was described as being of Southern…Details
On the 27-01-13 at around 8.40 am a twenty-eight-year-old woman was at the Centro Shopping Centre in Ringwood when a seventy-six-year-old male approached her and put his arms around her and sexually assaulted her and then walked away. Knox SOCIT Police have since charged the offender with sexual assault and he is to appear at…Details
On the 01-02-13 during the morning a fifteen-year-old male offender stabbed a fifteen-year-old male victim at a secondary school in Ashwood. The victim received serious injuries and is being treated at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Police have since charged the offender. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to…Details
On the 31-01-13 at around 11.15 pm a man knocked on the door of a Woodend petrol station and once the staff member opened the door the male put on a balaclava and produced a knife and demanded money before fleeing. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while at work contact…Details
On Wednesday the 30th January 2013 at around 7.30 pm a seventeen-year-old boy was at the Quarry Hills Park look out in Epping when he was struck from behind causing him to fall to the ground. The victim was then sexually assaulted and punched to the face by the male assailant causing him to lose…Details