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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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.