Victims of Crime
Special Financial Assistance for Victims of Crime
Under the new scheme, primary victims of crimes committed after 1 July 2000 can apply for Special Financial Assistance, up to a maximum of $7500, in addition to existing entitlements to counselling, loss of income and medical expenses.Special Financial Assistance is also available for certain victims of childhood sexual assaults committed before 1 July 2000.Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal.
The Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal will now sit at Magistrates' Court venues throughout Victoria which means that the majority of victims of crime who live in regional areas will no longer be required to travel to Melbourne to have their applications heard.
A series of information brochures has been produced to help raise public awareness of the support scheme for victims of crime. The brochures will be distributed through a range of organisations which assist victims, including:
* the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal
* the Victims Referral and Assistance Service, and
* Victoria Police.
Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal
2nd Floor, 233 William Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
GPO Box 882G
Melbourne Vic 3001
Phone: 9628 7855
Fax: 9628 7853