Bikers Against Child Abuse make it their mission to support and protect children who are abused.
Pipes, a spokesperson for BACA tells it this way. “When we say we’ll do anything to protect the children, we mean it.” Making kids feel empowered is what BACA is good at.
They give the kids a road name and their own biker jacket. They assign two chapter members to follow up with the kids on a weekly basis. And get this: a BACA child is four times more likely to testify against their abuser in court than a child who is not part of their organization. These men and women don’t look like everybody’s idea of the good guys. But they totally are. And when you’re a frightened child who has been abused, having these guys on your team make courage and healing a lot more possible.
“No matter what, if the children feel threatened, or even just scared, the bikers will ride over and stand guard. All night if they have to.
If the children are afraid to go to school, the bikers will escort them there and watch until they’re safely inside.
And if the children have to testify against their abusers in court, the bikers will go, too, and walk into court with them. (One child testified while sitting on a biker’s lap.)”
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