On Sunday the 02-12-12 at around 12.30 am a forty-year-old man was physically assaulted while asleep on his couch in Noble Park. The victim sustained laceration to his face. Earlier that evening a BBQ was hosted with a number of people attending and the police wish to speak with any witnesses. If you have been…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.
On Friday the 30-11-12 at around 8.30 pm a male in his late twenties asked a woman for assistance to get something from his motor vehicle in Preston. As the female walked away the male attempted to grab her. The victim quickly contacted the police and as she was on the phone to the police…Details
On Wednesday the 05-12-12 at around 1.45 am two masked men armed with knives entered the St Kilda Service Station on Alma Road. One assailant threatened the store attendant while the other jumped the counter. The two assailants then fled with the cash register. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while…Details
On Tuesday the 04-12-12 at around 11.45 am a fifty-seven-year-old man was approached in the car park of the Epping Shopping Centre by a male in his twenties with a New Zealand accent who asked for a cigarette. When the victim went to give the assailant a cigarette the assailant demanded money but was refused…Details
The Australian Crime Victimisation Survey 2010-11 estimated that 54,900 Australians aged eighteen years and over were the victims of at least one sexual assault in the previous twelve months. Statistics from Recorded Crime – Victims, Australia, 2011, showed that 85% of victims who reported sexual assault to police were female and that 50% of these…Details
On the 24-11-12 at around 11.40 pm a male was walking from the Watergardens Train Station to his home when he was physically assaulted and robbed by three teenage males. The victim was kicked to the face and head resulting in a fractured nose and bruising to his face and he was treated in hospital.…Details
On the 26-11-12 at around 3.30 pm a sixteen-year-old female was crossing a footbridge over the Nepean Highway in Gardenvale when a male assailant approached her from behind and grabbed her around the waist. The assailant then attempted to drag the teenage victim into bushes but she managed to fight the assailant off and flee.…Details
In 2011 Victoria Legal Aid posted a $3.1 million deficit which is expected to blow out by $10 million this year. Michael Holcroft, the president of the Law Institute of Victoria, said that the cost blowout is the result of increasing demands for services which hasn’t been met by government funding. Mr Holcroft said that…Details
On Saturday the 01-12-12 a twenty-one-year-old male was involved in an altercation with two other males aged in their early twenties in Mildura. The victim sustained serious head injuries and was air lifted to hospital and the two assailants have been arrested. If you have been the victim of a physical assault call Victims of…Details
On the morning of Saturday the 01-12-12 a male and a female armed with a shotgun and a knife, respectively, and with their faces covered, robbed the United Petrol Station in Sale. The assailants stole cash before fleeing in a red sedan motor vehicle. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while…Details
A recent coronial report into family violence deaths released by State Coroner, Jennifer Coate, revealed that there were some 545 homicides among family members and intimate partners between 2000 and 2010, with 75% of deaths in metropolitan areas and 25% from regional Victoria. The Office of Public Prosecutions, in a separate domestic violence report, indicated…Details
On the 25-11-12 at around 3.00 am a twenty-one-year-old female was walking along Swanston Street in Parkville when she was approached by an unknown male of Asian appearance. The male assailant then forced her onto the Melbourne University grounds and sexually assaulted her before fleeing. If you have been the victim of a sexual or…Details
Home in Bellfield, Heidelberg Heights and Eaglemont have been recently robbed while the owners were at home, either in the front or backyard gardening. On the 27-11-12 at around 2.30 pm a home in Mount Street Eaglemont was robbed, on the 21-11-12 at around midday a home in Clinton Street Heidelberg Heights and on the…Details
On Friday the 30-11-12 at around 8.30 am a ten-year-old girl was riding her scooter to school in Pakenham when she was approached by a male aged in his late twenties. The male encouraged her towards his red station wagon and then grabbed her by her arms and placed her in the motor vehicle. The young…Details
On Wednesday the 28-11-12 at around 6.00 am an eighty-two-year-old male victim was attacked in his own home in Malvern. The victim went downstairs to investigate a noise when he was confronted by the assailant who stabbed him to the face with a screw driver. The assailant then put a backpack over the victims head…Details
On Saturday the 24-11-12 three masked assailants, armed with a baseball bat, a knife and a machete, threatened the Shop Assistant at the Better Choice Service Station in Werribee before stealing cash and cigarettes. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while at work contact Victims of Crime for financial assistance on…Details
On Thursday the 29-11-12 at around 4.30 am a twenty-five-year-old male victim was walking along David Avenue in Cranbourne when he was approached by the male assailant who proceeded to physically assault the victim and stab him to his leg before fleeing with the victim’s mobile phone and cash. The assailant was described as being…Details
On the 18-11-12 at around 5.45 am a twenty-four-year-old female was attempting to flag down a taxi along Auburn Road in Hawthorn when a male, stating he was a security officer, stopped and gave her a lift. The male then drove for some forty minutes before parking in a driveway and sexually assaulting the victim.…Details
On Monday the 26-11-12 at around 7.00 pm a thirty-three-year-old man victim was walking on Kelvinside Road in Noble Park when he was shot in both legs by a moving motor vehicle. The victim sought help from nearby residents and then taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a serious condition. For victims of crime…Details
On Friday the 23-11-12 at around 12:45 am a male offender wearing a balaclava attempted to hold up a service station on Torquay Road in Grovedale. The offender soon realized that the entrance door was locked and then moved to the window where he produced a knife and motioned to the shop assist the cash…Details