Source: (1990) In: B. Galaway and J. Hudson (eds.), Criminal Justice, Restitution, and Reconciliation. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press, pp. 109-124.Data are presented on pilot victim-offender reconciliation projects (VORP) established in the West German cities of Braunschweig, Cologne and Reutlingen. Victim-offender reconciliation with an emphasis on restoration and peace-making is having some difficulty fitting into a punishment-oriented criminal justice system, although a theoretical basis for an emphasis on reconciliation can be found in West German law.