On the 19-07-12 at around 1.30 pm a fifteen-year-old male assailant threatened a bottle shop attendant at the Plenty Road Hotel in Reservoir with a box cutter and stole money from the cash register. Police promptly arrested the assailant in a nearby street and he has since been charged. If you have been the victim…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.
On the 18-07-12 at around 7.20 pm a male assailant armed with a firearm aged in his late thirty and wearing a long blond wig entered the Richmond Bottle Shop and demanded money from the shop assistant and then fled after the shop assistant handed over money from the cash register. If you have been…Details
In Melbourne from January to March 2011 there were more than one hundred and thirty taxi drivers physically assaulted. It is not just the number of attacks on taxi drivers that have increased but also the intensity of the attacks with many drivers sustaining serious injuries. The Victorian Taxi Association spokesperson David Samuel said that…Details
On the 06-07-12 at around 12.40 am a twenty-two-year-old female assailant threatened staff at the Springvale South 7-Eleven store with a hockey stick demanding cash. The shop assistant took cash from the register and placed it in the assailant’s bag and she then ran off but has since been apprehended and charged. If you have been…Details
On 16-07-12 at around 10.00 pm a male was struck to the head with a baseball bat and stabbed by a male assailant aged in his fifties in Box Hill. The victim was treated at the Alfred Hospital and the assailant has not been apprehended to date. If you have been the victim of a…Details
On the 15-07-12 at around 1.30 am a twenty-five-year-old Security Guard was seriously physically assaulted outside a nightclub in South Melbourne by a twenty-two-year-old member of the Finks Motor Cycle Club after being refused entry. The Security Guard was subsequently surgically treated at the Alfred Hospital and the assailant has since been charged and is…Details
On the 15-07-12 two male assailants armed with an iron pole and a taser broke a glass window at the Research home and assaulted the twenty-six-year-old male victim and the twenty-eight-year-old female victim with the weapons. One of the assailants, a twenty-eight-year-old from Fawkner, has since been charged while the other assailant remains at large.…Details
On the16-07-12 at around 1.40 am four offenders with weapons robbed a St Albans Convenience Store stealing cigarettes and cash. Later that same morning the same offenders attempted to rob a service Station in Hopers Crossing but fled after the shop assistant challenged the assailants. Four teenagers, aged between thirteen and nineteen years, have since been…Details
On the 11-07-12 at around 11.15 am a female offender aged in her thirties and wearing a scarf over her head and of Middle Eastern appearance handed the female bank teller a note demanding $50,000.00 and threatened to shoot those in the bank as well as telling the bank teller that her children were being…Details
On the 01-07-12 at around midday forty-seven-year-old female from Cranbourne withdrew funds from an ATM when she was approached by a male assailant in his twenties wearing a hooded kacket who attempted to forcefully take her handbag from her. If you have been the victim of crime contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services…Details
On the 11-07-12 at around 6.30 pm a male assailant armed with a knife demanded cash for the female cashier who was working alone at the drive through bottle shop at Lansell Plaza in Kangaroo Flat before fleeing on foot through the car park. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery at…Details
On the 07-07-12 at around 12.40 pm a Beaconsfield male got out of his ute at an intersection in Dandenong and approached another motor vehicle who he alleged had cut him off. The driver of the second motor vehicle, fearing for his and his family’s safety, drove off with the driver of the ute clinging…Details
On the 07-07-12 at around 12.30 pm the male victim was waiting for a train when he was set upon from behind and thrown to the ground by a male assailant who then punched the victim more than thirty times to his face and head before the assailant fled in a green Ford motor vehicle.…Details
On the 23-06-12 at around 7.00 pm a masked armed male assailant entered a convenience store in Victoria Road Northcote and threatened staff with a knife before stealing cash. On the 01-07-12 at around 5.15 pm a masked armed male assailant entered another convenience store in Victoria Road and threatened staff with a knife but…Details
On the 26-06-12 at around 9.25 am a fifty-one-year-old man victim disturbed a robber in his mother’s Thornbury home resulting in the robber stabbing the victim to his abdomen and demanding to know where the money and jewellery was hidden. The assailant then stabbed the victim a second time before fleeing. The assailant was described…Details
On the 10-07-12 a sixty-seven-year-old disabled male was attacked and robbed in a public toilet in Mildura by two male assailants. The victim was punched to the ground rendering him unconscious and the assailants then stole his wallet, walking aid and cigarettes. If you have been the victim of an aggravated robbery or other serious…Details
On the 09-07-12 at around 5.00 pm an eighty-four-year-old woman was attacked at her from door in Glenhuntly Road causing her to fall to the ground while the assailant fled with her handbag. There have been five such similar incidents since early May 2012. On the 12-05-12 a seventy-eight-year-old woman was attacked from behind as…Details
On the 08-07-12 during the early morning three male assailants punched a thirty-four-year male victim to his face before stealing his wallet. The victim then attempted to flee but was chased down by the assailants who then struck him with a weapon, possibly a bottle, and the victim suffered serious injuries to his face. If…Details
On the 28-06-12 at around 4.30 pm a stolen motor vehicle containing three teenage males crashed into two police vehicles in Dandenong, following a high speed chase, resulting in a female police officer’s leg being crushed between the motor vehicle and the door as the assailants attempted to escape. The police officer was admitted to hospital…Details
On the 07-07-12 at around 7.40 pm a male witnessed two male burglars exiting a home in Heidelberg Heights carrying a plasma television. The witness confronted the burglars who dropped the television and chased the witness who managed to escape and call the police from a nearby public telephone. If you have been the victim…Details