On the 14-03-12 at around 8.15 pm a Liquor Store at the Yarraville Shopping Centre was robbed. This was followed shortly afterwards by two street robberies during which one victim sustained facial injuries requiring hospital treatment. Four males aged between seventeen and nineteen have since been charged. If you have been the victim of a…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 14-03-12 at around 3.15 pm the twenty year old female victim was door knocking for charity in Brunswick when she was grabbed from behind by one of three adult males and then sexually assaulted before being punched to the face and she then managed to run off. If you have been the victim…Details
On the 14-03-12 at around 11.00 pm the male offender entered the Service Station with a knife and demanded money from the shop assistant before fleeing with a large sum of cash. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery or similar contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for assistance on…Details
On the 30-01-12 at around midday a twenty-three-year-old female discovered two unknown young adult males, one armed with a metal bar, in her backyard. The female confronted the men and she was then verbally threatened and fortunately unharmed before the assailants fled. In Victoria in 2010 there was an average of seventy eight reported physical…Details
On the 15-02-12 just after 11.00 pm an unknown male offender wearing a balaclava and armed with a shot gun entered the High Street Pizza Shop and demanded staff hand over cash which they did and the assailant then fled. In Victoria in 2010 there were approximately three armed robberies each day. Victims of such…Details
Just after 9.00 am on the 10-02-12 the seventy-eight-year-old victim walked past a male who appeared to be tying up his shoelaces. The male then approached the victim from behind and attempted to steal his wallet from his rear pocket at which time a struggle ensued before the offender fled with the wallet in dark…Details
At around 6.40 am on the 20-01-12 a young woman was standing at a bus stop when a male assailant riding a bike approached her and grabbed her handbag and a struggle ensued during which the assailant stabbed the woman’s arm with a screw driver before fleeing empty handed on his bike. Fortunately the victim…Details
At around 10.00 pm on the 10-02-12 a twenty-five-year-old man was found with serious injuries in Horsham and who later died at the Wimmera Hospital as a result of these injuries. Six men have been charged and remanded in custody. In 2010 there were ninety four homicide victims in Victoria with males accounting for 59%…Details
At around 3.00 pm on the 12-02-12 a male offender allegedly attempted to remove the sixty-three-year-old victim’s wallet from his pocked resulting in a struggle. A forty-four-year-old woman came the victim’s aid and was punched to the face by a female offender. The assailants then alighted from the tram followed by the male victim and…Details
At around 11.00 am on the 13-02-12 two adult men entered through an unlocked front door in MacFarland Street, one wearing a balaclava, and demanded cash from the two residents. The victims handed over cash before the assailants tied them up with cable in the bedroom and they then searched the house for more valuables.…Details
On the 06-11-11 at around 4:15 pm a passing motorist witnessed a collision between a small green hatchback and a parked motor vehicle and when he stopped and alighted in order to record the offender’s motor vehicle registration he was assaulted, including being kick to the back, by the offender. In Victoria in 2010 there…Details
On the 12-01-12 at around 10:00 pm two adult male offenders forced the male victim into a Holden Commodore as he was leaving a restaurant on North Road. The assailants then drove the victim around for up to eight hours during which they used his house keys to enter and ransack his home. The victim reported being…Details
On the 01-01-12 at around 12:50 am two teenage youths approached the victim at the Newport Railway Station and after a verbal altercation the victim was struck to the head with a glass bottle resulting in lacerations to his head and face. The assailants then left the station with a group of others Railway stations…Details
At around 2:00 am on Wednesday 3 August 2011 a young adult male entered the Shell Service Station and approached the front counter and asked to purchase cigarettes and when the attendant asked for identification the offender produced a gun threatening the attendant and demanded cigarettes. Such armed robberies are not uncommon and more consideration needs to…Details
At around 11.30 pm on Sunday the 12-02-12 a male offender was discovered hiding in the toilet of the hotel by a male staff person who went to use the facilities and was confronted by the offender with a handgun and who was then marched into the gaming area where the offender forced a female…Details
On the 03-11-11 at around 4:45 pm a male assailant of Pacific Islander appearance entered the service station and soon approached the front counter and produced a knife threatening staff and demanding cash. If you have been the victim of an armed robbery or physical assault or similar contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation…Details
A taxi was called to a Werribee location at around 2.30 am and a male proceeded to sit in the front passenger seat while two other males wearing balaclavas opened the driver’s door and threatened the taxi driver with knives demanding cash. The police apprehended four teenage males shortly afterwards. A series of alleged crimes…Details
The male offender entered the grocery store at around 3.00 pm and threatened the shop attendant with a knife. The attendant opened the cash register and the offender stole the cash as well as alcohol and cigarettes before fleeing. In 2010 in Victoria there were 1433 reported victims of armed robbery with victims of such…Details
A bank in Bonwick Street Fawkner was robbed by two balaclava clad men at around 3.00 pm on the 6th January 2012. The assailants ran into the bank carrying guns and demanding cash to which the staff complied and the offenders then fled in a motor vehicle which was promptly located by the police some…Details
CCTV has been shown to be a very effective tool in both the arrest of offenders and in the criminal justice system to assist with conviction and sentencing. A recent incident in Richmond involved a victim who was lost and who was subsequently directed by the assailant to a secluded location where the assailant proceeded…Details