Thursday, January 30, 2014

Bikers Against Child Abuse Rock!

Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) is a group of bikers who go the extra mile to help children of child abuse feel safe. They literally ride to the rescue of young people who have fallen victim to someone they should have been able to trust. The bikers believe that children should feel safe in the world in which they live. That is why they take the time to get to know kids who have been abused.

BACA works with the children to let them know that they can stand up to their abuser without fear of retribution. The organization doesn’t just tell the child to be brave, they take action. BACA works with local law enforcement officials in order to complete their mission. The child becomes a part of the group. Members of the team offer emotional support, a strong physical presence, and even appear in court to help children who must face their abuser.

Local agencies work with BACA to give them information about children who still feel fear that was left behind by an abuser. A request for help might also come from a parent or other concerned person. After notification, the chapter rides to the child’s home or other meeting place. The meeting is approximately an hour and a half long, and the child is given a vest to show that he or she is part of the group now. Other gifts are offered to the child as well. Two members offer their phone number to the child so that he or she has someone to call if they need to talk to someone or if they need anything. The group also attends court hearings when the child has to face their abuser and will even spend the night at the child’s home if it is necessary.

 BACA is an international organization and if you are interested in becoming a member, visit the website to fill out an application. The website states that one of the most important rules to being a member is that there are no tears in BACA. It says that they do not want to see it and neither do the children. What do you do if you feel that you may cry? Keep on your shades of course. To learn more about BACA and to join in the fight against child abuse, click here.

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