Individuals with PTSD, depression, and other mental disorders have an increased risk of physical health problems. For example, there is substantial evidence linking depression with cardiovascular disorders, and there is increasing evidence of a similar association for PTSD. The etiology is thought to be multiply-determined, involving behavioral, psychological, and biological processes that combine over time […][ Read More ]
VICTIMS OF CRIME COMPENSATION AND COUNSELLING SERVICES VICTORIA
For assistance call 1800 000 055 or complete the Online Enquiry Form
Victims of Crime Compensation and Counselling Services (VOCCS) is a private entity providing referral services to experienced solicitors, psychologists & others. VOCCS has been operating for over fifteen years and specializes exclusively in facilitating free state government funded entitlements to victims of crime and has assisted in over 7500 crime compensation applications.
* The maximum total financial assistance awarded by VOCAT is $60,000 to a primary victim and $50,000 to a secondary or related victim. The amount of Special Financial Assistance awarded ranges from $130.00 to $10,000.00. The maximum cumulative amount available to all related victims, in respect of one death, is $100,000.00.
Victims of Crime Compensation Eligibility:
Victims of Crime in Victoria and Australia may be eligible for State Government Funded Crime Compensation services if:
- You are the victim and have been directly injured as the result of a crime.
- You have suffered either physically or psychologically by the crime.
- 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, sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, domestic abuse, family violence, armed robbery, violent robbery, aggravated burglary, child abuse, child sexual abuse, indecent assault, home invasion, stalking, threats to kill, workplace assault, homicide, murder, culpable driving, dangerous driving, road rage, breach of Intervention Order, threat to harm, bullying or any other violent crime. Matters such as childhood sexual abuse and ongoing domestic violence may in certain circumstances have occurred beyond two years.**
The offender does not need to be apprehended or charged in order to apply for Crime Compensation. Crime Compensation Applications can also be made over the phone if a victim is unable to travel. Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Service also refers to solicitors and service providers in Queensland and South Australia experienced in supporting victims of crime to access their crime compensation entitlements.
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In certain populations it has been shown that there is an increased risk of PTSD in those who have a prior diminished mental or physical health status. Those with diminished physical or mental health prior to a traumatic experience are more likely to react poorly to the traumatic event as well as affect the coping strategies adopted […][ Read More ]