VOCAT - VICTIMS OF CRIME ASSISTANCE TRIBUNAL
The Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) was established in order to provide financial assistance to victims of violent crimes committed in Victoria. VOCAT assists victims by providing financial assistance for expenses incurred, or reasonably likely to be incurred, as a direct result of the crime committed against them. These expenses may include counselling expenses, medical expenses and loss of earnings.
In order to be eligible for VOCAT assistance you must fit into one of the following categories:
• Primary Victim – you have been injured by an act of violence, including while trying to assist a victim or prevent a violent crime from occurring
• Secondary Victim – you were injured through witnessing an act of violence, or you are a parent or guardian injured as a result of learning about an act of violence committed against your child
• Related Victim – you were a close family member, dependant or a person who had an intimate relationship with a person who died as a result of an act of violence.
At Brendan Rothschild Legal Group we can assist you with preparing documents and lodging an application for assistance from the Tribunal.
Please do not hesitate to contact Brendan Rothschild Legal Group to discuss your matters.