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Victims of Crime

The details of compensation for victims, including what needs to be proved and the amount potentially to be paid to a victim of crime is found in this chapter.

Introduction to Victim’s Compensation

The scheme for Criminal Injuries Compensation is regulated by the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1976 (Tas) (VOCA Act). The government makes payments to acknowledge the pain and suffering of a victim of crime, and compensate for loss of income or expenses that are the result of the criminal cond...

Elements Necessary for Compensation

Nature of the Injury The compensation is only for personal injury or loss – physical bodily or mental harm, pain and suffering, or an unwanted pregnancy resulting from rape. Property is not covered under the Act. In addition to the applicant’s own evidence, the medical reports should disclose...

The victim, the offender, and privacy

Compensation for Victims There are three classes of victims under the VOCA Act primary, secondary and related victims. A primary victim may receive a maximum of $30,000; a secondary victim may receive a maximum of $20,000; and a related victim can receive a maximum of $10,000. Multiple claims by...

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