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
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 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.
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
On the 12-11-12 at around 1.40 am a twenty-nine-year-old man was walking to a friend’s home in Yarraville when he was confronted by up to six young adult males. The gang of males proceeded to physically assault the victim who sustained minor facial injuries before managing to flee and hide. The victim then flagged down…Details
Crime is not culture or gender specific and it effects all in society, not just the direct victim of the crime. Thinking that crime only happens to others and doing nothing to take precautionary measures makes someone very vulnerable to crime. The cost of crime in enormous and includes the psychological and personal effects on…Details
A thirty-four-year-old female collapsed at Flemington on Tuesday the 06-11-12 about twenty minutes after drinking champagne that was bought by someone she had just met and she required to be resuscitated by paramedics. A second female also claimed on YouTube to being drugged at the Melbourne Cup. For financial support and professional advice call Victims…Details
On the 08-11-12 a twenty-nine-year-old male from Shepparton was charged with assaulting police and resisting arrest after fleeing from his motor vehicle that was intercepted in Mooroopna. The assailant had an outstanding warrant and is expected to be remanded in custody. If you have been the victim of a physical assault while at work call…Details
The Ringwood Magistrates Court has recently opened “safe room” where victims of family violence can wait away from offenders. Victims who are forced to wait in the same court area as the offender for their matter to be called often find themselves being threatened and intimidated. Community Law Australia representative, Hugh de Kretser, said that…Details
Just as Crime Stoppers was about to announce its financial demise this week due to a lack of funding the Victorian State Government came to its rescue allocating money. Since its inception Crime Stoppers has led to 60,000 arrests with over 14,000 calls received recently in the Jill Meagher murder case. The use of public…Details
On the 08-11-12 two men aged forty-one and thirty-five years from Kurunjang were arrested in Richmond charged with five bag snatching robberies in Maribyrnong, Taylors Lakes, Melbourne CBD, Preston and Deer Park committed between the 24-10-11 and the 08-11-12. Both offenders were remanded in custody. For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime…Details
Victims of crime, such as victims of an armed robbery at a workplace, are entitled to seek financial compensation through the state government under the VOCA Act. For example, the average amount of financial compensation given to the victim of an armed robbery in Victoria is around $3,300.00. We assist victims to access this compensation…Details
A “critical incident” is any event that causes an unusually intense stress reaction, such as an armed robbery or physical assault. Often the distress a victim experiences after a critical incident limits their ability to cope, impairs their ability to adjust and negatively impacts on their work and social life. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing is…Details
Armed robbery is a serious crime that can have a negative impact on individual victims and employees of businesses that may be targeted. People who work in locations vulnerable to armed robbery can experience significant emotional trauma if present during an armed robbery. The most recent analyses in 2008 of the victim-based National Armed Robbery…Details
On Saturday the 03-11-12 at around 8.30 pm a nineteen-year-old female alighted from a tram in Camberwell when she was followed by a male of Asian appearance aged in his twenties. The assailant then grabbed the young victim from behind indecently assaulting her. The victim screamed and defended herself and managed to escape. Police believe…Details
The annual report of the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) for the for the period 2011- 2012 has showed a steady increase in the number of applications annually over the past six years. According to the Chief Magistrate ‘the steadily increasing application numbers is a testament to the work that has been done to…Details
On Wednesday the 31-10-12 at around 6.30 pm a shot was fired from a moving vehicle into a house in Broadmeadows narrowly missing a ten-year-old girl. A white utility was seen in the area at the time. It was the second drive-by shooting in Melbourne this week. On Monday the 05-11-12 there was also a…Details
On Sunday the 04-11-12 at around 3.00 am a male victim confronted a burglar in his home in Camperdown. The victim was shot to the left hand resulting in sustaining serious injuries and he was treated at the Geelong Hospital. The thirty-five-year-old assailant has been arrested. If you have been the victim of a physical…Details
On the 02-11-12 at around 2.30 pm a male was seen exposing himself near a Primary School in Pakenham. The offender is described as being aged from 25 to 30 years with dark skin. If you have been the victim of sexual abuse call Victims of Crime for free, prompt and professional assistance on 1800…Details