Source: (2001) Paper presented at the Restorative and Community Justice: Inspiring the Future conference. Winchester. March 28-31, 2001.This paper is based on one training visit to Uganda in 1999 and two training visits to Russia, one in 1999 and the other in 2001. The reflections are drawn from personal experience and therefore may not convey the total picture in these countries. Marian Liebmann conducted the trainings in Victim Offender Mediation.