On the 26-11-15 at around 12.30 am three teenage boys were walking home along New Street in Hampton when they were approached by six males. One eighteen-year-old boy was punched to the head as he ran for help with another eighteen-year-old boy sustaining serious head injuries and was later treated at the Alfred Hospital. The…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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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.
On the 26-11-15 just before 8.30am a male offender armed with a firearm threatened the owner of an Acland Street jewellery store forcing his way in through the front door. The offender then let an accomplice in through the back door before both offenders accessed the safe stealing a quantity of valuable jewellery. Both offenders…Details
On the 23-11-15 just after 6am five male offenders arrived at a service station on the Greensborough Highway in a stolen Nissan Pulsar. Four of the males entered the petrol station armed with a hammer and a pruning saw and wearing baseball caps with bandanna’s covering their faces. The offenders threatened the shop attendant before…Details
On the 17-11-15 at around 6.30 pm a male offender wearing a balaclava walked into a Springvale Road supermarket and jumped the counter and threatened staff with a drill. As the female attendants struggled to open the cash registers the offender slapped and punched them. The offender then fled from the supermarket with a large…Details
On the 09-11-15 at about 8.55 pm two men wearing bandanas over their faces and armed with tomahawks entered a bottle shop on Hall Road in Carrum Downs. One of the offenders threatened the two staff member in attendance demanding cash. The staff members handed over a quantity of money and the offenders fled in…Details
On the 30-10-15 just after 9.30 pm a forty-eight-year-old woman was walking her dogs alongside the Calder Highway in Big Hill when she was attacked by an unknown male. The female victim was grabbed from behind and a weapon was held to her throat. A struggle ensured during which the victim was able to break…Details
On the 29-10-15 just after 1.00 pm a twenty-one-year-old female was walking along Swanston Street in the Melbourne CBD when she was the victim of an unprovoked assault and was punched to the head. The female victim received minor facial injuries. Police arrested a thirty-nine-year-old male from Frankston in relation to the assault. If you…Details
On the 24-10-15 at around 7.30 pm two males were on the dance floor of a venue on Forbes Road in Leigh Creek when an altercation occurred and they were assaulted. The two victims were repeatedly punched and kicked by a number of unknown men. Both males suffered facial injuries and were treated at Ballarat…Details
On the 22-10-15 at around 4.20 pm an eighty-eight-year-old woman was returning from the supermarket, on the corner Stud Road and Somerset Street in Wantirna South, to her motor vehicle when she realised that she had forgotten to buy bread and began walking back towards the supermarket at which time she was approached by an…Details
On the 23-10-15 between 4.30 pm and 5.00 pm a twelve-year-old girl alighted from a tram at the intersection of Edgewater Boulevard and Gordon Street in Maribyrnong. A male followed her off the tram and along Edgewater Road before grabbing her by the wrist. The young girl managed to escape and fled to her home…Details
On the 14-10-15 at around 10.00 am a fifty-three-year-old woman returned to her home on Swan Street in Melton to find a boy standing on her veranda looking through the windows. This boy then fled and she then noticed another teenage boy inside her motor vehicle which was parked in her driveway who quickly alighted…Details
On the 05-10-15 at around 9.00 pm a male was returning from a Milk Bar to his motor vehicle parked on Yarraman Road in Noble Park when he was approached by four men. One of the men struck him with a metal pole before the four stole his motor vehicle and fled. The offenders were…Details
On the 15-10-15 at around 3.25am two offenders with their faces covered attempted to enter a convenience store on Epsom Road in Ascot Vale but the shop attendant refused to let them in and they fled. Later that morning, at around 3.50 am, two men robbed a service station on Ferrars Street in Albert Park,…Details
On the 30-09-15 at around 4.00 pm a thirty-four-year-old woman was returning to her motor vehicle located near the National Gallery of Victoria on St Kilda Road and as she was placing her ten-month-old child into her motor vehicle she was approached by a male offender with a knife. The offender demanded the female victim’s…Details
Dandenong detectives are appealing for public assistance following three recent armed robberies in Dandenong. The first armed robbery took place on the 03-09-15 at around 7.40am when a male offender entered the shop on Herbert Street and placed a bottle of alcohol on the counter before producing a knife and demanding cash. The shop assistant…Details
On the 03-10-15 at around 9.45pm police arrived at a home on Ballarat Road in Deer Park where they found the body of a forty-three-year-old man on the road. Homicide detectives arrested and charged a forty-eight-year-old Melton West man at the scene with murder to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates Court. If you are the…Details
On the 25-09-15 at around 5.35pm two unknown men knocked on the front door of a home on Sundew Court in Kangaroo Flat. The male resident opened the door and was confronted by the offenders carrying a baseball bat. The offenders then pushed their way inside the house making threats to the other six residents…Details
On the 30-09-15 at about 3.55am a male entered the Portarlington Road petrol station in Newcomb Geelong and approached the male shop assistant behind the counter. The offender threatened the shop assistant with a knife demanding cash and cigarettes as well as the staff member’s car keys and wallet which were given. Geelong detectives are…Details
On the 30-09-15 at about 9.30pm a man with a gunshot wound to his stomach was found on Edward Street in Sandringham. The victim was taken to The Alfred Hospital in a serious condition. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and are appealing for any witnesses. If you have been a victim of…Details
On the 24-09-15 at around 5.55am a male offender carry a star picket entered the premises of a drive through coffee venue on Thompson Road in Bell Post Hill Geelong. The armed offender approached the lone shop attendant and demanded cash. The shop attendant complied having over some cash and the offender then fled the…Details