Source: (1984) Valparaiso, IN: PACT Institute of Justice.

The Victim Offender Reconciliation Program is a process for reconciling the conflict a criminal act creates between a victim and an offender. The first VORP was started in Kitchener, Ontario in 1975; today, VORPs can be found across the United States and Canada. This manual is an attempt to provide concrete information about how to develop and operate a VORP. The manual contains suggestions about planning and organizing a VORP, as well as information about mediating an encounter between victim and offender, how to train volunteers, and how to manage the paperwork in a program.