BOKRIM Thinking

The most effective practices and best practices are not the same

The term ‘best practices’ is often used for ‘the most effective practices’.  This is certainly true for sexual abuse and misconduct (SAM) risk management.  Given, however, that SAM risk management has never been measured, this use is flawed when applied to SAM risk because the most effective SAM risk management practices haven’t been identified yet.  

True ‘best’ practices are contextual.  The best practices for an organization are the most effective practices the organization can afford and has the time or other required resources to implement.  

BOKRIM enables an organization to protect minors and vulnerable adults as well as they can and to minimize the total cost of their SAM risk by helping them identify their best practices.

That the most effective practices and best practices are not the same is a BOKRIM core principle.

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