Bikers Against Child Abuse. www.bacaworld.org
This has become my passion. It is an association of Men and Women who ride motorcycles and dedicate their time and total being to the children. More than the association is the Brotherhood/Sisterhood of all the members and supporters worldwide. We do look out for one another at all times. Really it has become my extended family. We are all referred to by road names and I am called “PAW” Been somewhat difficult in the beginning to respond when someone is calling it out but I’m getting the hang of it. We all begin as Supporters and then after a year or so of courses and webinars we can become “PATCHED” as of Dec 2015 we were approved as a Chapter from International. I qualified and was patched in the new year of 2016.
So you say. What is BACA? It is and organization to empower children of abuse who have been referred to us by Courts, sale Police and Victim Services. We will adopt the child into our BACA organization with a ceremony where we visit their home with a lot of motorcycles, give them a Vest, a Road Name and a Teddy Bear which all of us have filled with love. We promise to be there for them if they are threatened or scared. We also escort them to the court, sit in the courtroom with them and empower them to not only speak up but “ Not To Be Afraid”.
Our Mission Statement says everything:
Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. We stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization. We work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. We desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of our organization, and that we are prepared to lend our physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence. We stand at the ready to shield these children from further abuse. We do not condone the use of violence or physical force in any manner; however, if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.