Individuals aged from 15 – 24 years are more likely to be victims, offenders or witnesses of crime. How young people can avoid violence: Avoid groups of youths that look like they have been consuming alcohol. When travelling on public transport keep valuables like iphone and ipads hidden. Travel with friends you are comfortable with…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*.
For help complete Online Enquiry Form
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.
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On the afternoon of Sunday the 16-09-12 a male attempted to abduct a fourteen year old girl in Leongatha. The assailant grabbed the teenage girl as she was walking along the street and told her to get in his motor vehicle. Fortunately the young female victim was able to free herself and run away. The…Details
A number of young women have been indecently assaulted on the Pakenham Train Line with the most recent being a sixteen-year-old girl. The assailant is described as being aged around forty years, dark complexion, short crew-cut hair and greyish stubble above his lip. If you have been the victim of an indecent assault or other…Details
On Sunday the 16-09-12 at around 9.45 pm three masked male assailants armed with a meat cleaver attempted to rob the Yallambie Food Mart Convenience Store. The fifty-five-year old Shop Owner was threatened with the weapon and demands were made for money. The victim managed to flee out the back of the shop and the…Details
On Monday the 17-09-12 just before midnight a male wearing a balaclava entered a Petrol Station in Morwell and threatened the female staff member with a knife demanding money. The staff member handed over a small quantity of cash and the assailant then fled the premises on foot. For financial support and professional advice call…Details
The Legal Services Board has recently awarded just over $2 million to ten recipients for projects aimed at promoting and improving the legal and justice system in Victoria. Two of the projects include: A grant of over $60K to investigate and propose the best approach to establishing a specialist court list to respond to child…Details
Victims of Crime Counselling and Compensation Services provide a range of services to people who have experienced or witnessed violent crimes, including physical assault, aggravated burglaries, armed robberies, sexual abuse, stalking, domestic violence, homicide and so on. About 80% of crime victims are adults with 20% being under eighteen years of age. Younger victims may…Details
According to a medical specialist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Dr Martin Dutch, “the number of violent assaults had hugely increased in the past 30 months”. Lindsay Bent of Ambulance Victoria said that “nearly all of the inner city Ambulance crews on Friday and Saturday nights were tied up with alcohol-related injuries”. The majority of victims…Details
Being a victim of crime is often traumatic but victims do not need to deal with it alone. Crime often effects not only the primary victim but also witnesses as well as the victim’s family. It is important for victims of crime to report the crime to police in order to assist the police to…Details
On Saturday the 15-09-12 just after 12.00 am shots were fired into a garage and a parked motor vehicle at a home in California Gully, just outside Bendigo. The resident heard the shots and fortunately no one was injured.
For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au
On Sunday the 10-09-12 at around 9.20 pm at twenty-eight-year-old male observed a thief remove items from his motor vehicle which was parked in a Melbourne CBD Alley. The victim followed the offender who soon produced a knife. Witnesses called the police who arrived promptly and arrested an eighteen-year-old male and charged him with numerous…Details
In 2011-12 in Victoria there were 77,676 crimes recorded against small businesses, such as petrol stations, convenience stores, hotels, restaurants and supermarkets, a 4% increase over the previous year. Aggravated burglaries increased by 22%. Arson by 19%. Burglaries involving people working from home by 16%. Motor vehicle theft by 23%. Crimes of deception by 3%.…Details
On Sunday the 16-09-12 at around 4.00 am a twenty-eight-year-old male was found lying in a pool of blood in Mornington following a suspected serious physical assault. A passerby found the male and quickly called for assistance. The victim suffered lacerations to his face and head and was flown by air ambulance to the Alfred…Details
On the 06-09-12 at around 10.30 pm two masked male assailants broke into a home in Hawthorn while the lone resident was asleep. The assailants then physically assaulted the victim with a saucepan from the kitchen striking him to the head several times demanding money. The victim sustained lacerations to his head. For victims of…Details
On Friday the 14-09-12 at around 2.30 pm a female was standing at a Ballarat bus stop when a male aged around thirty years approached her from behind and stabbed her to her neck. The victim sustained minor stab wounds and was treated at the Ballarat Hospital. If you have been the victim of a…Details
On the 09-09-12 a female was the victim of an indecent assault perpetrated by a male assailant as she walked from public transport towards her home. Police believe that the same assailant may be responsible for five similar attacks during the month of August in the suburbs of Doncaster, Templestowe and Box Hill. If you…Details
On Saturday the 15-09-12 at around 1.30 am four masked men armed with guns and baseball bats stormed the Manningham Hotel in Bulleen. Six hotel patrons and three hotel staff were in the gaming room when the assailants entered with one staff member being physically assaulted sustaining laceration to his face and treated at the…Details
On the 13-09-12 at around 3.30 pm two teenage boys were the victims of a robbery as they walked from the Eltham Train Station. The two older male assailants stole iPhones from both victims. The teenage victims were not physically harmed. For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to…Details
On Tuesday the 11-09-12 at around 9.45 pm a fight broke out between two parties on a train travelling on the Belgrave line. The fight continued to the Bayswater Train Station during which a twenty-two-year-old male victim was stabbed multiple times to his abdomen. The victim was taked to hospital with non life threatening injuries.…Details