On the 18-11-12 at around 11.00 pm two men, aged twenty-two and twenty-eight years, were arrested by police in St Kilda following a number of armed robberies on the number 96 tram. The assailants used a box cutter and a garden stake to threaten tram commuters before stealing their possessions. If you have been 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*.
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 Sunday the 18-11-12 at around 11.20 pm a security guard was stabbed to the neck outside a licensed premises in the Melbourne CBD. Other security staff came to the victim’s aid and restrained the forty-two-year-old assailant until police arrived and he was arrested. The twenty three year old security guard sustained lacerations to his…Details
On Sunday the 18-11-12 at around 1.10 am two women caught a taxi in Donvale. A short time later the two female passengers were involved in a verbal argument with the taxi driver and he soon stopped the taxi. As the females were exiting the taxi the driver allegedly drove off dragging one of them,…Details
On Saturday the 17-11-12 a male approached an offender who was attempting to steal a motor vehicle in Noble Park. There was a confrontation during which the male offender stabbed the victim to his neck. The victim of the crime was rushed by ambulance to The Alfred Hospital. For financial support and professional advice call…Details
On Wednesday the 07-11-12 at around 5.00 pm a family of four, including two children, was asleep when a burglar entered their Windsor home through a side door into the kitchen stealing a handbag and fleeing in the victims’ motor vehicle. If you have been the victim of an aggravated burglary contact Victims of Crime…Details
On Friday the 16-11-12 at around 1.30 pm a sixteen year old female left a Milk Bar in Wangaratta and was then followed by a motor vehicle containing two men aged in their forties. The vehicle soon parked across a footpath preventing the young girl from walking past. One of the males then asked her…Details
Written by Daniel. Absolutely amazing isn’t it!? The People of Australia are not allowed to voice their opinions, when clearly the man…sorry…moron…is most definitely guilty, in PART at the very least! What I don’t understand is WHY it is felt that people giving their opinions is going to in any way impact on his trial…FOR him…OR against him!? The…Details
On Monday the 12-11-12 a twenty-year-old male was shot to the abdomen in Portland. The victim was initially treated at the Portland Hospital and then flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he passed away. A 26-year-old male has since been charged with murder to appear at the Warrnambool Magistrates Court. If you are a…Details
On Wednesday the 14-11-12 at around 11.40 pm a thirty-six-year-old female was walking behind shops in Watsonia when she was grabbed by a male assailant and dragged into a lane way. The female victim fought back and after a brief struggle and assailant released her and fled. The victim suffered minor abrasions and bruising and…Details
On Friday the 02-11-12 at around 4.30 pm fifty-five-year-old female had a conversation with a male while travelling on a Burwood tram. The two got off the tram together and walked towards the Burwood Cemetery where the male proceeded to sexually assault her. The assailant was described as being in his early thirties and of…Details
Social media is helping revolutionise the way police fight crime and it’s playing a key role in the reporting of sexual abuse and assaults, experts say. Australian police forces were early adopters of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, regularly using them to publish appeals for help and access potential witnesses and tip-offs. It is (in some…Details
On the 06-11-12 at around 5.00 am a female was asleep at her home in Fitzroy when a thirty-two-year-old male allegedly broke into her home and sexually assaulted her. The assailant was recently arrested and charged with aggravated burglary and rape and will appear at the Melbourne Magistrates Court. If you have been the victim…Details
On Saturday the 11-11-12 at around 7.30 pm a sixteen year old male was confronted by a gang of up to thirty individuals of Asian appearance at the Eltham Train Station. The victim was waiting for a bus when he was attacked and stabbed three times to the stomach. The victim was treated at the…Details
In the 2011-2012 Victoria Police recorded more than 8300 cases of rape and sexual assault. According to data from the Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault CASA) only one in six women attacked report it to authorities. This would suggest that there are around 50,000 victims of rape and sexual assault in Victoria…Details
In America from 1999 to 2006 11% of all deaths of people aged from twelve to nineteen years were as a result of suicide. A recent study has found that the risk for suicidal ideation is 2.4 times greater among youth who experienced peer victimization, such as bullying, in the past year compared with youth…Details
On Saturday the 10-11-12 at around 10.15 pm a taxi driver collected two male passengers from Fitzroy and drove them to Belgrave. The passengers pre-paid their fare and then fell asleep in the back seat. Upon arriving at the destination the two men awoke and as the taxi driver was giving them their change they…Details
Australia has been described as being in “the acute phase of a chronic disease”, and that chronic disease is violent crime. Like any disease, unless treated early it can spread, from the domestically violent household to violent street gang behaviour and subsequently more serious crimes. Early intervention programs with children, their parents and schools are…Details
Many businesses are currently paying very large amounts of money for Employer Assistance Programs (EAPs) to provide such services as Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) to employees when they can in fact be provided free of charge through our organisation. Similar to services offered by EAPs, our crisis intervention involves customised programs to meet the…Details
On Friday the 02-11-12 at around 1.50 pm a seventy-year-old woman was struck in the back and had money stolen while she was withdrawing cash from a Frankston ATM. The male assailant is described as aged in his forties and of slim build. The elderly victim reported since asking her bank to install CCTV where…Details
On Monday the 12-11-12 at around 1.00 am a twenty-year-old masked assailant with a gun entered the McDonald’s Restaurant in Mulgrave threatening staff and customers and demanding money and wallets. As the assailant was leaning over the counter taking money from the tills he was tackled from behind by two customers. The assailant was then…Details