Source: (1995) ABA Journal. February.Modern types of victim-offender mediation (VOM) programs have been around for more than twenty years, and are garnering greater attention and use in the United States. Not long before the writing of this article, the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association had passed a resolution urging the study and use of such programs. Henry Reske cites some of the recent history of VOM, provides an overview of the process and goals of VOM, and its potential outcomes. Examples of VOM in the wake of real crimes make the article vivid and personal.