The recent tragic murder of Jill Meagher is a powerful wake-up call for all Australians that we all need to be very concerned about our safety and violent behave in our community and we should all be demanding that state governments do far more to address the issue. For many years the statistics about crime…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 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.
Robert Doyle, Melbourne Lord Mayor, said that he would be very happy to look at putting more CCTV (closed circuit television) installed and called CCTV one of the “great weapons for city safety”. Melbourne City Council currently has fifty-three fixed cameras and two mobile camera vans which are monitored constantly at a central security hub.…Details
Bernard Hogan-Howe, Scotland Yard Chief, predicted that crime in London would “fall sharply” in the next two or three years. Initiatives include: Recruit 1,200 extra constables for front line policing. Target gangs, as gangs account for 50% cent of shootings, 25% of serious violence and 15% of rape with 1,500 suspected gang member arrests to…Details
A British MP, Christine Gwyther, running for the position of Police and Crime Commissioner, said that says she wants to see support for victims of crime at the heart of the criminal justice system. There was a worrying trend that people’s confidence in the police went down, not up, after becoming a victim of crime…Details
On Tuesday the 25-09-12 two male assailants wearing balaclavas and carrying machetes entered the East Bentleigh Supermarket at around 7.15 pm. The assailants threatened staff with the weapons forcing them to hand over cash and cigarettes before fleeing and running through the car park. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery or…Details
Further financial support to victims of violent crimes was pledged this month, September 2012, by China to help stem the trauma resulting from such criminal offences. Each year in China there are some three million victims of crimes which may now be able to benefit from the program. The program targets those who have been seriously injured or the relatives of those killed in violent crimes. It is recognized that those who commit violent crimes do not have the means to compensate the victims or their families who often face serious economic difficulties after losing a bread winner due to physical and/or psychological injury. Financial awards made to victims are usually equivalent to thirty-six-months their average salary which comes from government financial departments. We…Details
Cranbourne Secondary College has developed a Proactive and Preventative Program to tackle violence and anti-social behaviour. The program involves regular interactive classes exposing students to the consequences of violence and covering issues students may come into contact with and the aim being to present issues in a positive manner. Regular visits to the school by…Details
On Tuesday the 25-09-12 at around 12.30 am witnesses heard a female’s calls for help and quickly located a seriously injured woman in her fifties amongst think bushes beside a footpath in Hastings. The females suffered serious injuries to the back of her head and was taken to the Monash Medical Centre for treatment. For victims…Details
On the 20-08-12 at around 6.00 pm a teenage boy was sitting on the inbound platform of the Ascot Vale Railway Station when he was robbed at knife point. The victim said that he was approached by an unknown male aged in his late twenties who threatened to stab him, and pressed the weapon against…Details
Attorney-General, Greg Smith, of the NSW government has proposal legislation to keep violent prisoners who show no signs of rehabilitation in jail beyond their imposed sentence. He said that the changes were about protecting the community from the ”worst of the worst”. Howard Brown, spokesman for the Victims of Crime Assistance League, praised the legislation…Details
John Elliott, a candidate for the City of Melbourne, has proposed the introduction of a 1.00 am common closure for Melbourne Nightclubs to curb violence. Others believe that the current problems associated with street violence will be exacerbated by such a measure and which have been previously trialled in Australia with little success. On a Friday…Details
Melbourne’s CBD crime rate in is more than double that of any other place in Victoria. The City of Yarra, including Fitzroy, Collingwood, Abbotsford and Richmond, comes in second. The City of Maribyrnong, including Footscray and Yarraville, comes in third. Most common crimes were robbery, assault and theft. Melbourne’s assault rate was about four times…Details
Police in West Midlands England are using software called Operation Swordfish to predict where crimes such as burglaries are likely to occur. The software works on the premise that criminals who commits burglaries often target the same area again shortly after the first incident. Research from the Institute of Crime Science indicates that the neighbours…Details
Tony Abbott, Opposition Leader, today, 20-09-12, called for the government to retrospectively pay the 300 or so Australian victims of terrorism overseas, such as victims of the Bali bombings, or their families, $75,000 in compensation. In Victoria under the Crime Compensation legislation the family of a murder victim is entitled to up to $100,000 and…Details
On Thursday the 20-09-12 just after midnight a twenty-four-year-old was sitting in his parked motor vehicle when two armed assailants entered his vehicle and threatened him with a gun and a knife. The assailants forced the victim drive to an address in Kangaroo Flat when he attempted to unsuccessfully escape. Police shortly afterwards arrested two…Details
On the 10-09-12 at around 5.40 pm a female was sexually assaulting as she walked through the Greensborough Plaza towards her parked motor vehicle. The assailant followed the female victim into the stairwell of the shopping centre where she was sexually assaulted. The assailant was described as having a tattoo on his left upper arm and…Details
On Tuesday the 18-09-12 at around 9.30 pm an eighteen-year-old assailant attempted to hold up a Southbank Supermarket armed with a knife. Police arrived promptly at the scene and arrested the assailant and he was later charged with theft, assault and possession of a controlled weapon and released on bail. If you have been the…Details
On Wednesday the 19-09-12 at around 3.00 am two male assailants armed with a meat cleaver and a knife entered the McDonalds Fast Food Outlet in Morwell. The two assailants forced the staff to empty money from a cash register before fleeing. One of the assailants was wearing a skeleton hoodie and the other a…Details
On the 05-09-12 at around 8.30 pm a male assailant entered the Coles Express Service Station in Collingwood and selected a packet of biscuits before walking to the counter. The male, aged around thirty years, then pulled out a metal bar concealed in his sleeve and threatened the shop assistant with the weapon demanding money.…Details
On the 17-09-12 at around 8.00 pm two males were involved in an altercation in Traralgon which resulted in one of the males having his throat slashed. The thirty-three-year-old victim was flown by air ambulance to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with serious injuries. The alleged assailant is aged thirty-nine years. If you have been the…Details