Source: (2000) Paper presented at the conference "Probation Methods in Criminal Policy: Current State and Perspectives" at Popowo, Poland, 20-21 October.

From the early 1980s, victim/offender mediation introduced in a few places, by local probation services or by voluntary organizations. (The first Victim/Offender Reconciliation Programme, in Canada, was started by a probation officer.) In 1998, ACOP and Mediation UK issued a joint statement on Victim/offender mediation, agreeing principles and standards. (excerpt)