Source: (1992) In: H. Messmer and H.-U. Otto (eds.), Restorative Justice on Trial: Pitfalls and Potentials of Victim-Offender Mediation: International Research Perspectives. Dordrecht, NETH: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 491-500.This paper analyzes the realization of mediation programs in Germany focusing on three problem areas in the field of mediation practice that hinder a successful introduction of victim-offender mediation (VOM) in Germany. The relevant details given here are based on the authorís experiences as advisor in the programís planning and organization, as well as his participation in its practical implementation and in continuing education efforts in the field of victim-offender mediation.