June 2012 will see the definition of Domestic Violence broadened beyond physical abuse to include other forms of abuse, including emotional and psychological abuse. The broadening of this definition is not only intended to protect the primary victims but also children who may be exposed to various forms of abuse within a family situation. Reported…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.
On the 30-05-12 at around 8.30 am a male assailant of African appearance aged around thirty years approached an eleven-year-old girl as she was walking to school and grabbed her by her arms and attempted to lift her into his white van but she managed to break free and run away. If you have been…Details
A recent study of teenage students found that ‘cyberbullies’ were more likely to fall into crime and that their victims were more likely to be depressed and inflict self-harm with around 15% of the Year 9 Victorian students surveyed admitting to cyberbullying in the past year with 21% of the victims being girls and 12%…Details
On the 31-05-12 at around 7.30 pm police arrived at the National Gallery to find a male victim in his twenties with stab wounds to his throat following an altercation outside the gallery and who was then taken to the Alfred Hospital. If you have been the victim of a crime call Victims of Crime…Details
On the 31-05-12 at around 7.00 pm a fifty-three-year-old male was struck to the head with a bottle and then stabbed to the chest with the bottle at the Matthew Flinders Hotel following an argument with a known male and female. If you have been the victim of a physical assault contact Victims of Crime…Details
On the 19-05-12 at around 7.00 pm a male assailant entered the Subway Restaurant in the Melbourne CBD and threatened staff with a syringe demanding money before opening the register and taking the cash and fleeing. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while at work contact Victims of Crime Counselling &…Details
On the 27-05-12 at around 1.35 pm a thirty-eight-year-old woman was jogging along the Merri Creek Trail when an adult male rode past her twice on a bike before hiding behind bushes and then exposing himself to her. The female victim managed to photograph the assailant as he rode away on his bike. If you…Details
Last year police attended 42,000 neighbourhood disputes, with 1308 disputes in Melbourne, 1146 in Dandenong, 1041 in Frankston, 708 in St. Kilda and 693 in Corio, including serious physical assaults and other crimes. Police can take out a personal safety intervention orders where a crime is committed and there are safety concerns. If you have…Details
Two nineteen-year-old males have been arrested and are in custody following alleged armed robberies with an iron bar, screw driver and a knife on the 16-05-12 at 7-Eleven in Keysborough and at the BP Service Station in Edithvale. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation…Details
In Scotland about four per cent of Crime Compensation claims are made by police officers last year with fire fighters, prison workers and security staff also making a significant number of claims. No such figures are available for Victoria, Australia. If you have been the victim of a crime while at work contact Victims of…Details
On the 26-05-12 a forty-one-year-old female was charged with the murder of a male in his sixties earlier that morning in Echuca and who is currently in custody. If you are a family member of a victim of murder contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for free, prompt and professional assistance and advice…Details
One taxi driver each day is being attacked by passengers in Melbourne with more than 130 drivers being physically assaulted from January to March 2012 with most attacks occurring in or around the CBD. Two recent attacks include a taxi driver slashed with a hacksaw in Maidstone by six male offenders and in the Melbourne…Details
In 2011 the Victorian Government made serious bullying a crime prompted by the suicide death of nineteen-year-old Brodie Panlock in 2006 as a result of relentless bullying from work colleagues at the Hawthorn cafe where she worked. Brodie’s death resulted in the Victorian Government passing a law, known as ‘Brodies Law’, making serious bullying punishable…Details
On the 18-05-12 at around 7.00 pm three male assailants allegedly assaulted the Pakenham resident in his home with police charging two of the assailants shortly afterwards. If you have been the victim of an aggravated burglary or physical assault contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for free, prompt and professional support on…Details
On the 18-05-12 at around 11.30 pm a female victim opened her front door to a knock where a male offender lured her outside where he sexually assaulted her while her family were asleep inside. If you have been the victim of a sexual assault contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for free,…Details
On the 18-05-12 at around 8.30 pm a seven-year-old girl playing in the car park of the Oak Park Football Club was allegedly approached by a young adult male who tried to lure her to him but she ran and he then chased her but she managed to run back into the football club. If…Details
On the 25-05-12 at around 9.45 am a male offender entered the Highton South Post Office and told the shop assistant that he had a gun and demanded cash. The shop assistant handed over money which the assailant placed into a bag before fleeing. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while…Details
The South Australian Government has recently imposed a $60.00 Victims of Crime Levy on “Jaywalking” with the fine rising from $55.00 to $102.00 to include the levy. Last year there were over 2000 such offences which will raise much needed funds to go towards victims services. If you have been the victim of crime call…Details
In Victoria over the past twelve months incidents of crime against a person have increased by 10.4 per cent with the total number of offences increasing by 5.6 per cent, indicating that crimes against people are increasing at around twice the rate of other crimes in the community. If you have been the victim of…Details
On the 20-05-12 at around 9.30 pm an eighteen-year-old male stabbed the known victim in Greensborough and who has since been charged and is in custody while the victim has been treated at the Austin Hospital. If you have been the victim of a physical assault or similar crime call Victims of Crime Counselling &…Details