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How Houses of Worship Can Best Prepare for The Worst

November 7, 2023 | Institutional Integrity National Security Risk + Compliance

Since my initial post on this subject in 2018, the world has once more undergone significant shifts, both on the global stage and within our own borders. As a result, I have taken a few moments to revisit my thoughts on this topic.

With the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and the seemingly persistent gun violence in our own country, heightened concerns around the security of diverse faith communities have prompted us all to reevaluate and increase safety within … Read More

10 Key Elements of a Child Abuse Protection Policy

March 2, 2023 | Compliance Institutional Integrity

The care and protection of children at any public, private, religious, or secular organization or institution that supports children or vulnerable adults should be, one of, if not their highest priority. Accordingly, these organizations and institutions must ensure that their child abuse protection policies and procedures are comprehensive and current.  Here are 10 key elements to consider when determining whether your institution or organization is child abuse protection ready.

  1. Formal Written Policies: A written and comprehensive child abuse prevention policy
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5 Considerations to Prepare Your Organization to Address Known or Future Concerns Around Sexual Abuse and Harassment

May 26, 2022 | Institutional Integrity Investigations

Many faith communities across the spectrum are taking a breath and asking themselves hard questions after this week’s release of the investigative report into the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee conducted by Guidepost. Sexual abuse and harassment are not unfamiliar issues for either private or public organizations. While we detail a long list of recommendations specific to our investigation in our report titled, “The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee’s Response to Sexual Abuse Allegations and an Audit of the Read More

Association of American Universities Adopts Principles to Address Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation on University Campuses

November 16, 2021 | Institutional Integrity Risk + Compliance

The presidents and chancellors of the Association of American Universities (“AAU”), an organization composed of 66 research universities across the U.S., announced on October 26, 2021, that it adopted eight new principles to address sexual misconduct in all forms, including sexual and gender-based harassment and related retaliation.

In a strongly worded statement, the AAU and its member institutions declared that they are unanimously “dedicated to supporting an environment in which students, staff, and faculty can fully participate in the campus … Read More

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