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A report describes victim-offender mediation and reparation projects in the U.K. There are currently some 70 victim-offender reconciliation projects in North America, which usually intervene at the court stage of legal proceedings, sometimes between conviction and sentencing. There are no mediation projects that divert disputes from the legal process in England. Most projects in England are court-based, and most operate between conviction and sentencing. Others are based on police-juvenile liaison models, which review cases involving juvenile offenders in order to decide whether to prosecute. Victim-offender benefits, dispute resolution, the compatibility of mediation with traditional criminal justice aims, social and legal implications of mediation, ethical implications, and mediation costs, are also described.