On Saturday the 29-12-12 at around 10.40 pm a sixteen-year-old boy was confronted by a group of Asian males outside a house in Gordon Street Footscray and subsequently stabbed to his abdomen and wrist. The teenage boy was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. A short time later a fifteen-year-old boy was stabbed multiple times…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 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 28-12-12 just after 12.00 noon three male assailants armed with machetes terrorised staff and customers at the Clayton Post Office before fleeing with a quantity of cash.
For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au
On the 28-12-12 at around 1.30 am several men were sitting outside a café in Acland Street St Kilda when they were approached by two intoxicated females who soon walked off. A male, who was with the two females, then approached the men and grabbed a glass off the table and struck the twenty-seven-year-old male…Details
On Friday the 28-12-12 at around 10.30 am a male offender armed with a knife and wearing a balaclava entered the gaming area of the Richmond Hotel in Swan Street and threatened staff demanding money. After being given cash the assailant fled the venue along Waverley Street. The assailant was described as being of Asian…Details
On Saturday the 22-12-12 at around 1.30 am a twenty-year-old female answered a knock on her front door to be confronted by her former partner. The male assailant then repeatedly physically assaulted the female victim tying her feet and hands with wire before dragging her to his motor vehicle. The assailant then stabbed the victim…Details
On the 19-12-12 at around 6.10 am a male home occupant in Windsor heard noise and quickly got up out of bed to confront a male offender in his backyard. The male offender had already stolen property from inside the house and was attempting to steal a motor scooter. The male occupant wrestled with the…Details
On Wednesday the 26-12-12 at around 4.30 pm a confrontation arose between two motor cyclists and a twenty-year-old female driver in Gisborne South during which she was assaulted through her window. A male motorcyclists aged in his forties has spoken with police and the motorcycles involved are described as Harley Davidsons. If you have been…Details
On Friday the 21-12-12 at around 5.30 pm the police arrived at the Seymour Racecourse following reports of a brawl involving around forty people and subsequently arrested four adult males from Melbourne aged from twenty-one to forty-four years of age. The assailants were granted bail and due to appear in April 2013 at the Seymour…Details
On Saturday the 22-12-12 at around 12.45 am three men were involved in an altercation in Traralgon when a thirty-three-year-old male produced a knife and stabbed the thirty-two-year-old victim who later passed away in hospital. The assailant has been arrested by police. If you are the family member of a murder victim contact Victims of…Details
Traditionally domestic violence increases over the festive period. Over the same period last Christmas the Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service took over 2600 enquires for assistance for women in domestically violent situations. Women will often try to have a family Christmas, particularly if there are children involved, but if the domestic violence continues they will…Details
On Tuesday the 18-12-12 at around 3.00 pm a seventeen-year-old female was walking from a bus stop along Canterbury Road in Box Hill South when she was approached from behind by an unknown male of Asian appearance aged in his mid twenties who indecently assaulted her. Since August of this year eight similar crimes have…Details
On the morning of the 16-12-12 a thirty-nine-year-old male was stabbed to the neck and subsequently treated in hospital. Police soon after charged a fifty-five-year-old male who was bailed to appear at the Maryborough Magistrates’ Court early next year. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415 9492 or…Details
On the 17-12-12 a twenty-nine-year-old male was initially assaulted in a house in Sunshine and then in another house in Geelong. The victim was released at around 2.00 am with extensive injuries and was treated at the Geelong Hospital. If you have been the victim of a physical assault or other serious crime call Victims…Details
On Friday the 14-12-12 at around 7.00 am an eighteen year old male got off a bus on Pascoe Vale Road and was walking through Meadow Heights when he was approached by three unknown males. A confrontation then ensued and the teenage male was stabbed to his stomach and the three assailants fled. The victim…Details
On the 10-12-12 at around 1.35 am two assailants, a male and a female, entered the Noble Park 7Eleven Store and threatened the Shop Assistant with a knife demanding cash but fleeing empty handed. For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415 9492 or go…Details
On Tuesday 11-12-12 at around 11.30 pm up to thirty drunk and aggressive teenagers were involved in a brawl at the Cheltenham Railway Station after attending Bayside Carols. Several of the youths sustained minor injuries and a knife was involved. Police quickly broke up the fight and expressed concern why children as young as thirteen…Details
On Tuesday the 11-12-12 at around 8.30 pm a Protective Services Officer (PSO) was seriously assaulted whilst on patrol near Parliament House. The assailant approached the PSO and after a short conversation struck the PSO with a hammer to his head before stealing his gun and fleeing through the Treasury Gardens. A short time later…Details
On Saturday the 08-12-12 an eighteen-year-old male was stabbed during a fight involving up to ten people at a students’ end of year party in North Balwyn. The victim was treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and has since been released. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or (03) 9415…Details
On the 10-12-12 at around 8.10 am an eleven year old girl was assaulted and grabbed the arm by a male in Hastings before she managed to break free and run away. Today detectives from the Frankston Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team arrested a thirty-one-year-old male in relation to the assault. For victims…Details