In 2011 there were 1815 allegations of physical and sexual abuse in aged care facilities; with 64% being made against staff, 15% against another resident, 12% involving unknown offenders and 4% involving relatives. Of the 1815 reports, 1499 involved the use of force, 284 involved sexual assault and 32 involved both sexual and physical assault.…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 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 30-11-11 at around 12.25 am two male assailants in a white utility followed a Taxi Driver tooting their horn before cutting the Taxi Driver off and proceeded to argue with him before throwing a bottle at him and then attempting to run him over. If you have been the victim of a crime…Details
On the 12-06-12 at around 11.20 am a forty-two-year-old armed male robbed the Ballarat Gaming Venue and assaulted others and was promptly apprehended and is currently in remand. If you have been the victim of a robbery while at work contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance on 1800 000 055 or make…Details
On the 06-05-12 at around 9.00 pm a male assailant in his thirties attacked a young woman in Brunswick covering her mouth with his hand and forcing her to the ground before throwing kerosene over her face and then fled. If you have been the victim of a physical assault contact Victims of Crime Counselling…Details
On the 28-05-12 at around 2.00 pm a male BMW driver in his twenties almost crashed into another motor vehicle while overtaking it in Albert Park and again a short time later when the assailant braked heavily causing both vehicles to come to a stop. The assailant then alighted and threatened to harm the other…Details
On the 09-06-12 at around 9.00 pm a seventeen-year-old boy was stabbed to the back after a birthday party was crashed by fifteen youths throwing fence posts. The victim was surgically treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and is in a stable condition. Two other males working as security sustained minor injuries and bruising while…Details
On the 12-12-06 at around 8.00 pm a fifty-year-old Melton man assaulted a neighbour and threatened the police with a knife when they arrived. The male then barricaded himself in the house with an eighteen-month-old boy before police stormed the house at around 2.00 am and arrested the male. If you have been the victim…Details
On the 10-06-12 at around 10.00 am two male assailants armed with a gun and a knife entered the Croydon gaming venue and stole cash before fleeing to a waiting motor vehicle. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery while at work contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for financial…Details
On the 09-06-12 at around 10.30 pm three male assailants pretending to be police officers entered the South Yarra home and stole cash and jewellery from the occupants before fleeing. Police have arrested two of the three men and who are currently in remand. If you have been the victim of an aggravated burglary or…Details
On the 10-06-12 at around 2.00 am a thirty-four-year-old male victim was stabbed in the head and body in the driveway of his Alphington home and sustained serious injuries and is being treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. If you have been the victim of a crime contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services…Details
On the 09-06-12 at around 5.00 am a taxi driver picked up a young adult male of Asian appearance in Southbank who threatened the Taxi Driver with a knife before stealing money as well as the motor vehicle keys and running away. If you have been the victim of a crime contact Victims of Crime…Details
On the 09-06-12 at around 3.00 am five people were in their Oakleigh East home when shots were fired into the house and fortunately none of the residents were harmed. If you have been the victim of a serious crime contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance on 1800 000 055 or make…Details
On the 06-06-12 at around 8.00 pm a male was abducted from his expensive motor vehicle near his home and was gagged and had his arms and legs bound and held for thirty hours. The victim was set free in Eltham after agreeing to the kidnapper’s demands. The kidnappers have not been apprehended to date.…Details
On the 06-06-12 at around 7.15 pm a masked male assailant armed with a rock entered the Glen Waverley Milk Bar and threatened to harm the sixteen-year-old shop assistant who screamed alerting the teenager’s father who ran into the shop and wrestled with the assailant before the assailant ran off. If you have been the…Details
On the 06-06-12 at around 5.30 pm a forty-year-old man was approached by three male assailants of African appearance in a car park in Dandenong and was struck to the head with a weapon and then physically assaulted before having his jacket stolen resulting in the victim sustaining serious injuries and requiring treatment at the…Details
On the 01-06-12 a fifty-six-year-old man and his twenty-eight-year-old son were physically assaulted in a lift by two male assailants while leaving Etihad Stadium following an AFL game. One assailant had been charged and the other arrested to date. If you have been the victim of a physical assault contact Victims of Crime Counselling &…Details
On the 28-05-12 at around 11.00 am a male assailant approached the victim at an Attwood worksite and asked for a cigarette and then demanded the victim’s wallet before punched the victim to the head resulting in a wrestled before the assailant fled. If you have been the victim of a physical assault or aggravated…Details
Crime Stoppers encourages victims to report information about crimes which may otherwise not be accessible to Victoria Police and which will aid in resolving criminal matters. Crime Stoppers is a community service and can be contacted on 1800 333 000. If you have been the victim of a crime also contact Victims of Crime Counselling…Details
On the 06-06-12 at around 8.00 am two men in their mid twenties entered the Clayton Supermarket and stole a large amount of goods, including cosmetics, and then left the store. The two offenders were pursued by supermarket staff when one of the assailants turned on them and produced a knife and threatened staff members…Details
On the 23-04-12 at around 9.30 pm a twenty-nine-year-old Bendigo man was waiting for a tram in Hawthorn when a confrontation with two male assailants arose who followed him onto the tram where he was threatened with a knife before the assailants alighted and fled. The victim sustained only minor physical injuries. If you have…Details