Source: (2000) In, Hiroshi Iitsuka and Rebecca Findlay-Debeck, eds., Resource Material Series No. 56. Tokyo: United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders. Pp. 48-59.After presenting a brief history of victim assistance in Canada, this paper profiles models of victim assistance and then discusses program setting and personnel, the needs of crime victims, the types of services, financial assistance to crime victims in Canada, offender restitution, and victim-offender reconciliation and victim-offender mediation programs. Abstract courtesy of National Criminal Justice Reference Service, www.ncjrs.org.