Source: (1980) Mennonite Central Committee. Victim Offender Reconciliation Program.

This document, written by Howard Zehr, consists of a booklet that provides a rationale for and an overview of victim offender reconciliation programs (VORP). The VORP concept originated in Kitchener, Ontario, as a joint program of the probation department’s volunteer program and Mennonite Central Committee. From this beginning, Zehr introduces the VORP concept, describes the process, and explains the rationale for VORP from a criminal justice perspective and a Biblical perspective. A case study is presented to illustrate VORP in action. Additional resources – other victim offender reconciliation programs, other dispute resolution programs, and VORP materials – are identified at the end of the booklet.