Amazing Group of Intimidating Bikers Helps Abused Kids by Making Them Feel Safe
Over 6 million reports of child abuse are reported each year in the United States – 6 million kids are being sexually, mentally or physically abused. Can you imagine being seven-years-old and having to testify in court about what happened to you – in the presence of your abuser? That would be hard enough for an adult, let alone a child, especially if their support system is the one abusing them.
But, what if you had a pack of burly, wild-looking, Hog-riders to protect you? What if you had your very own motorcycle gang sitting with you in court to have your back? For many kids, these burly, wild-looking, Hog-riders are exactly what they need to make it through testifying, to make them feel safe, to help them heal from abuse.
Bikers Against Child Abuse International (BACA) is a non-profit organization ran by volunteers that simply follows their motto, “No child deserves to live in fear.” When the group is referred to a child in need, their initial meeting is no short of a grand parade of tough, mean-looking bikers riding Harley-Davidsons to the doorstep of the child. They sweetly introduce themselves and let the child know that they are now part of the family by giving them an honorary vest and a road name. They also let that child know that they will take whatever steps necessary to keep them safe.
According to AZCentral.com, “They are trained by a licensed mental-health professional affiliated with the chapter. Each biker must be fingerprinted and undergo a thorough criminal-background check, the same one required for state child-welfare workers and law-enforcement officers, before they can join the group.”
Currently, there is no Southwest Indiana or Western Kentucky chapter but there are chapters in Northwest Indiana and Central Kentucky, along with several chapters all over the world. For more information, visit bacaworld.org.