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
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.
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
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
Sexting is the creation and sharing of sexually explicit images via the internet and mobile phones. Kids Helpline has called for children to be warned of the dangers of sexting as part of the school curriculum, including the impact such behaviour may have on their future aspirations. The Victorian Parliament’s Law Reform committee is holding…Details
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