The victim offender reconciliation (VORP) concept originated in Ontario in 1973; subsequently program applications have occurred in other parts of Canada, the United States, England, and theFederal Republic of Grmany. Most VORP's are small, grass roots organizations but as these programs mature and seek continuation funding they are likely to encounter demands for program evaluation. For evaluations to be useful VORP program managers and evaluators will need to direct explicit attention to goals for VORP's, the place of the concept of reconciliation in VORP programs, the purpose of evaluations, and the development of easily understood formats for presentation of statistical information.