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.

Review of Melbourne’s CCTV in light of Jill Meagher’s murder

The review by Ted Baillieu, The Victorian Premier, into the state’s CCTV network is long overdue. Victim Support Organizations have for many years been lobbying for more CCTV, particularly in high public areas, with little response to date. According to police the CCTV footage provided by an independent bridal shop capturing Jill’s movements along Sydney…

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Victims of Crime: Bad things do happen to good people, and all too often.

All Australians going out tonight should be concerned in the light of Ms Meagher tragic murder. For journalists and others to suggest that crime statistics do not support people’s fears, citing that the country’s homicide rate is at historical lows, is nonsense. I suggest that these individual’s should be citing these figures to the family…

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News for Victims of Crime: More CCTVs for Melbourne

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.…

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Victims of Violent Crime – China

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…

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News for Victims of Crime: Addressing Violence – Cranbourne Secondary College

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…

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Protecting Society from Violent Criminals

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…

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Nightclub Violence – Melbourne CBD

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…

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News for Victims of Crime: Melbourne Crime Rate 2011 -2012

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…

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Predicting Crime – Computer Program

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…

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Crime Compensation for Victims of Overseas Terrorism

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…

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Aggravated Burglary & Kidnapping – Bendigo Victoria

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…

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