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
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.
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
On the 31-10-12 at around 8.45 pm a twenty-eight-year-old male victim got off a train at the Sandown Park Railway Station and was followed by the two male assailants. The two assailants then approached him at an intersection and threatened him with knives before stealing his wallet and mobile phone. For victims of crime support…Details
On the 02-11-12 at around 3.55 am a Dandenong Petrol Station on Stud Road was robbed for a second time in a week. A male assailant aged in his twenties threatened the shop assistant with a knife before stealing money and cigarettes. On the 25-10-12 the store was also robbed and police believe that the…Details
On Monday the 05-11-12 at around 11.15 pm shots were fired from a motor vehicle as it drove past a home in Roxburgh Park. Two victims were home at the time when the pellets struck the front of the house and fortunately no one was physically injured. For victims of crime support and advice call…Details
Recent information obtained through Freedom of Information showed that some of our most dangerous criminals housed in Barwon Prison are dining on rump steak and chicken kiev with jam doughnuts and ice cream for dessert. Furthermore, individual prisoner’s dietary and religious requirements are met by the prison catering. One pensioner said that after paying rent…Details
On the 28-10-12 at around 10.30 pm a male victim was approached by two male assailants at the Gardiner Railway Station in Malvern who demanded his money, phone and personal possessions. The assailants stole the items and then punched the victim to his face before fleeing. If you have been the victim of a physical…Details
There were 2152 complaints nationally to the Human Rights Commissioner with 438 from Victoria. 21% of people over fifteen-years of age reported being the victims of sexual harassment, with 68% being sexually harassed in the workplace. 14% of complaints arose from the Health and Community Sector, 11% from Hospitality, 11% from Retail and 10% from…Details
On the 02-11-12 at around 9.40 pm three masked assailants armed with machetes robbed the Coles Supermarket and the adjacent Coles Liquorland in Berwick. Two of the assailants demanded cash from supermarket staff while the other from Liquorland staff. Many shoppers also witnessed the incident. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery…Details
On Friday the 02-11-12 at around 9.00 pm police arrived at a Heidelberg West address to find a thirty-one-year-old male seriously injured and who later passed away at the Austin Hospital. A fifty-nine-year-old male has been charged by homicide police with murder and is currently in remand. For the family members of the victim contact…Details
On Friday the 02-11-12 at around 2.30 am a twenty-two-year-old Taxi Driver was assaulted and attempted to be robbed by a thirty-three-year-old male assailant in South Melbourne. Police arrived promptly at the scene and arrested the assailant after a short foot pursuit. The taxi driver received only minor injuries. For financial support and professional advice…Details
On the 29-10-12 at around 1.30 am two men entered the Frankston Convenience Store and threatened the Shop Assistant with an axe and an iron bar demanding money and cigarettes. The Shop Assistant fled into the back room and contacted police while the two assailants jumped the counter and stole goods. For financial support and…Details
A university in England is the first to establish a Victim Support Outreach Centre on campus. Organizers said that “The project is about giving victims of crime on campus more support…students tend not to report crimes to the police, so they don’t always access the support available”. The units will also be manned by volunteer…Details
Recent statistics reveal that 25% of children will be a victim of bullying, with 77% of victims being mentally, physically and verbally bullied. A new study at Sam Houston State University has found that being a victim of bullying early in life may have significant outcomes in later life. The study revealed victims of bullying had…Details
On Sunday the 27-10-12 at around 4.30 pm a twenty-four-year-old female was abducted from the Doncaster Shopping Centre and forced into a motor vehicle. The female threw herself out of the vehicle along Tram Road and sustained a fractured skull. The motor vehicle involved was described as a dark-blue Holden Commodore with tinted windows. For…Details