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
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.
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
On the 01-01-13 at around 1.30 am two assailants wearing balaclavas and armed with a sawn off shot gun knocked on the door of the Matthews Road property in Corio. When the fifty-eight-age-year-old male resident answered the door the assailants dragged him into his garage where they stole up to twenty firearms. The victim is…Details
There have been three armed robberies in the Kingston area from the 06-01-13 to the 23-01-13. On the 23rd January 2013 at around 10.00 am three masked male assailants entered a bottle shop on Old Dandenong Road in Oakleigh South and demanded money from the forty-three-year-old Shop assistant. One assailant held a machete to the…Details
On the 18th January 2013 at around 12.30 pm a male victim was returning to his home in Kinkora Crescent South Morang when he was approached by an unknown male who demanded to be allowed into the house. When the victim refused the assailant produced a handgun and demanded cash. The victim stated that he had…Details
On Saturday the 12th January 2013 at around 6.00 pm a thirty year old man was fishing at the Jack Roper Reserve when he was approached by another male who started up a conversation. Some time later the victim decided to leave and as he was doing so he was indecently assaulted by the male.…Details
On the 28-01-13 at around 11.30 pm a male assailant wearing a balaclava robbed the Bendigo Service Station with a knife. The assailant threatened the staff member forcing him to put money from the till into a shopping bag before running away. If you have been the victim of a robbery or other serious crime…Details
On Monday the 28-01-13 at around 6.30 am a male commuter threatened staff on a Melbourne bound train. Police arrested the man at Southern Cross Station and took him into custody for questioning.
For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au
On January 22nd 2013 eight bullets were fired at a home in Waterlily Way Keysborough smashing through windows and doors. Two residents, a twenty-two-year-old male and a ten-year-old girl, were at home during the shooting incident and were very lucky not to have been shot. Two other residents were not at home at the time.…Details