On the 14-10-12 at around 2.00 am a twenty-three-year-old taxi driver picked up two male passengers aged in their twenties in Coburg who soon threatened him with a knife demanding cash. The assailants stole $550.00 in cash plus the taxi driver’s credit cards. The taxi driver, who is also a student, described the ordeal as…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.
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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.
Victoria’s largest centre for sexual assault and child abuse was officially opened on the 17-10-12 in Geelong. Jack Blayney, Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner, said the centre will make sexual assault and child abuse investigations top priority. The centre brings together a variety of services under one roof, including crisis support, child protection and criminal investigation…Details
On Tuesday the 16-10-12 at around 10.30 pm three masked male assailants armed with a gun forced there was into the Wyndham Vale home and assaulted the thirty-one-year-old female occupant, striking her to the head and body, before stealing her Holden Commodore motor vehicle. Two other females were present at the time. The female victim…Details
On Saturday the 13-10-12 at around 11.00 pm a female victim heard loud banging on the front door of her Melton home. As the female opened her front door she was confronted by a male assailant in his twenties who forced his way into the victim’s home where he proceeded to sexually assault her. If…Details
On Saturday the 13-10-12 at around midnight a thirty-year-old taxi driver was physically assaulted and robbed by a twenty-year-old male and a nineteen-year-old female. The assailants were captured on the taxi CCTV and were arrested a short time later. For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria 1800 000 055 or…Details
On Sunday the 14-10-12 at around 10.30 pm a fight broke out outside the Anglers Tavern Hotel in Maribyrnong between two groups which resulted in three males sustaining stab wounds. The victims were treated at the Royal Melbourne and Footscray Hospitals. Police are currently investigating the altercation and no one has been charged to date. For…Details
On Sunday the 06-10-12 just before midday a sixty-eight-year-old woman was placing her groceries in the boot of her motor vehicle together with her husband when a male assailant in his twenties approached her and pushed her to the ground. The elderly female victim sustained suffered broken wrists and a cracked spine. It is believed…Details
On the 15-10-12 at around 5.45 pm three male assailants approached the twenty-three-year-old male victim in the street and proceeded to assault him with a cricket bat. The victim suffered serious facial fractures and was taken to the Austin Hospital. A green Holden Commodore motor vehicle was seen in the area at the time according…Details
On the 15-10-12 just before 6.00 pm a police officer intercepted an adult male after he was speeding along the Mallee Highway in Northern Victoria. The male reported a positive breath test for alcohol and then refused to be compliant and proceeded to physically assault the police officer before fleeing in the police vehicle. The…Details
Reports of abuse, neglect and assault in mental health, disability and supported housing services have more than doubled in the past three years, with 439 incidents of category 1 assaults in Victorian disability services last financial year. The Department of Human Services recorded 112 cases of alleged ”staff-to-client” abuse in 2011-12 in government and community…Details
On Friday the 12-10-12 at around 2.00 am two male assailants wearing balaclavas smashed there was into the Forest Hill Petrol Station on Springvale Road and threatened the service station worker with a knife. The assailants demanded all the notes before running off on foot to a nearby park where they fled in a waiting…Details
Over the past year there have been six armed robberies committed against Hungry Jacks Restaurants in Victoria and police believe that the same male offender aged in his thirties may be responsible for all the robberies. On the 24-06-11 at around 4.45 am a male offender armed with a knife entered the Hungry Jacks restaurant…Details
Robert Doyle, Melbourne Lord Mayor, has pledged more CCTV security cameras and a new mega taxi rank in Bourke Street to improve safety in the Melbourne CBD. Robert Doyle said that while these measures are important the community also needs to address the current youth culture. He said that many young males feel alienated and…Details
According to Community lawyers there has been a significant increase in the amount of work they do to prevent domestic violence with their casework increasing by 70% in the last five years. Hugh de Kretser, Federation of Community Legal Centres, stated that there has been a massive increase in reports of family violence to police…Details
On Monday the 08-10-12 at around 4.30 am a male assailant wearing a hoodie entered the Hoppers Crossing Service Station on Old Geelong Road armed with an axe. The assailant threatened staff with the weapon before fleeing with cash and cigarettes. Police believe that the assailant may have escaped in a white panel van motor…Details
Greg Smith, NSW Attorney-General, is considering abolishing some types of compensation for victims of crime in a bid to cut costs. Mr Smith said “we want the scheme to provide prompt and practical financial support for victims of crime rather than being a drawn-out process that delivers lump sum payments to people long after their…Details
According to David Finkelhor, Professor of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire, “for most victims of sexual abuse sending the offender to jail is not the most important thing. Their top priority is to be believed, to receive an apology or to restore their sense of trust”. For the families damaged by disclosures of…Details
Ted Baillieu, Victorian Premier, has unveiled a plan to curb family violence. The plan contains initiatives such as working with schools to incorporate more respectful relationships. Working with the media on reporting domestic violence. As well as creating community awareness of domestic violence and how to respond. Premier Baillieu said “violence against women and children…Details
Theresa May, British Home Secretary, said that she wants to “change the law to empower victims to ensure they get some form of reparation by choosing from a “menu” of punishment options that would include a form of restorative justice”. The “community remedy” would be used for low-level crime and the police and crime commissioners…Details
In light of Jill Meagher’s murder many are now asking what can be done to ensure that potential rapists and killers are stopped. Some are calling for indefinite sentences but Frances Nelson, South Australian Parole Board Chief, believes that simply increasing sentences won’t solve the problem as almost all offenders will one day be released…Details