On Saturday the 19th January 2013 at around 2.15 am it is alleged that a female was sexually assaulted at a home in Marshall Street in Wodonga. Melbourne and Wodonga police who are investigating the matter both confirmed that the victim was not seriously physically harmed. If you have been the victim of a sexual…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.
A nineteen-year-old man has been charged in relation to crimes committed from the 06-11-12 to the 08-01-13. The crimes include: three armed robberies on adult entertainment stores in Sunshine North and Melton as well as an armed robbery on a restaurant and a burglary at a university both in Melton. If you have been the…Details
On the 17-01-13 at around 11.00 pm in Paisley Street Footscray two males aged in their twenties sustained very serious head and facial injuries following an assault. The victims were treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital with police calling for any witnesses to come forward. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000…Details
On Thursday the 17th January 2012 at around 1.00 am a thirty-eight-year-old man was stabbed a number of times at O’Neill Street Bendigo North. The victim was taken to the Bendigo Base hospital with non-life threatening injuries and police are appealing for any witnesses. If you have been the victim of a stabbing contact Victims…Details
On Wednesday the 16th January 2012 at around 1.50 am a twenty-two-year-old male was sitting on a fence in St. Kilda when he was approached by an unknown female and a verbal dispute arose. The victim was then confronted by a male aged in his thirties and as he tried to walk away he was…Details
On Wednesday the 16th January 2012 at around 10.00 pm a thirty-year-old man from Epping was shot to the leg in the car park of a High Street Lalor supermarket. It is believed that the victim was standing in the car park when he was approached by the assailant and an altercation occurred before the…Details
On Friday the 11th January 2012 a twenty-six-year-old male was physically assaulted and punched to the face outside the Lancefield Hotel in the Macedon Ranges. The victim fell to the ground and sustained a fractured skull. A twenty-two-year-old male was arrested by police and is due to face the Kyneton Magistrates Court in March 2013.…Details
On 14-01-13 at around 2.00 pm three men wearing balaclavas and armed with a knife entered the newsagency in Rosebank Avenue Clayton South stealing cash and cigarettes and fled in a motor vehicle which was abandoned a short distance away. For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria 1800 000 055…Details
On Saturday the 12th January 2013 at around 12.30 am a thirty-two-year-old male was struck to the face with a broken bottle at a bus stop in Hastings. The victim sustained horrendous injuries, almost losing an eye, and was surgically treated at the Frankston Hospital. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000…Details
On Sunday the 13-01-13 at around 9.30 pm two men aged thirty-two and forty years were talking together in a Pakenham street when they were involved in a verbal altercation with four teenage males and one teenage female regarding a shopping trolley. A white motor vehicle then arrived and an adult Maori or Pacific Islander…Details
On the 15-01-13 at around 3.30 pm a masked male offender armed with a firearm robbed the pharmacy on High Street Lalor. The assailant approached the Shop Assistant with the firearm and demanded money which the Shop Assistant took from the cash register and handed over and the assailant then fled. The assailant is described…Details
On Monday the 7th January 2013 at around 4.00 pm a seventeen-year-old girl was walking from the boat ramp to the Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club when she was indecently assaulted by a teenage male aged around eighteen to nineteen years with red hair. The victim said that she turned to see the male before…Details
Dear Teacher, I would like to thank all the students who participated in the 2012 Victims of Crime Essay Competition and to congratulate the winners who were from Xavier College and from Sienna College. We are currently planning our Victims of Crime Essay Competition topic for 2013 and would like to bring the topic in line with…Details
On the 13-01-13 at around 5.30 am Safe City CCTV operators reported witnessing a twenty-seven-year-old male being physically assaulted outside a licensed venue on Little Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD. The victim sustained head injuries and was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Detectives from the Melbourne CIU are calling on any witnesses. If you…Details
On the 13-01-13 police arrested and charged four men, aged from nineteen to twenty-six years, in relation to thefts carried out from the 4th to the 8th of January on a St Albans bottle shop, an armed robbery at a St Albans convenience store and a robbery on a taxi driver. The four men were…Details
On Sunday the 13-01-13 at around 1.00 am three men armed with steel poles forced their way into the Foxton Street home in St Albans assaulting the two male occupants and stealing items before fleeing in a motor vehicle. The assailants crashed their motor vehicle soon afterwards with three assailants arrested by police. One victim…Details
On Saturday the 29-12-12 at around 6.00 pm two masked armed robbers held up the Supre factory outlet on Riggall Street Broadmeadows. The assailants armed with firearms ordered the seventeen-year-old Shop Assistant to the ground in front of customers before taking cash from the tills. The assailants then fled to a waiting motor vehicle. If…Details
On Wednesday the 09-01-13 at around 9.00 pm a white van pulled up outside a house on Townsend Street in Port Welshpool. A male in his fifties alighted and attempted to grab the four-year-old boy who was playing in the driveway. The boy’s six-year-old sister intervened and the two children ran inside and the male…Details
On Saturday the 05-01-13 at around 11.45 pm a thirty-three-year-old male was confronted by three male assailants, aged in their early twenties, after leaving a bar and restaurant in Main Street Diamond Creek. The three assailants then proceeded to physically assault him and repeatedly punch him causing the victim to suffer severe facial injuries. For…Details
On the 6th January 2013 at around 12.30 am the fifty-year-old male driver overtook another vehicle on McKimmies Road in Mill Park when the driver of the other vehicle began to follow him. Both vehicles then stopped and both drivers alighted when the fifty-year-old man was attacked and punched and kicked until unconscious. The assailant…Details