Risk management is improved better and faster when it is measured

Risk management is different than other forms of management.  Most new risk management practices are developed in response to deficiencies identified after an event.   The practice is known as root cause analysis.  Learning from mistakes is a good thing, of course, but the practice of risk management is too important to have to wait for mistakes before making improvements; that’s whack-a-mole.

Other management disciplines don’t wait for things to go wrong before improvements are investigated and tested.  Rather, management means identifying which practices are most effective, constantly developing and improving those, and testing new ones. 

BOKRIM measures sexual abuse and misconduct (SAM) risk and its management to enable its constant improvement.

Measuring risk and its management is a BOKRIM core principle.

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Our free Ten-Step Guide is a practical introduction to the system that enables any organization to establish and maintain a sexual abuse risk-aware culture. 

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Tim Jaggs

I am a Brit who now lives just outside San Francisco.  Though I have given up arguing for “football,” not “soccer,” I am still trying to decide whether football is better to watch than rugby – it’s a very close call – and if it’s OK to admit I enjoy baseball almost as much as cricket.

I have worked with organizations managing sexual abuse risk for over 15 years. 

I created BOKRIM to help people working with children, who often have little risk management experience, to use risk management best practices to protect children from sexual abuse and protect themselves from the consequences of failing to prevent sexual abuse.