Karen and her daughter were abused by Karen’s husband for years, causing both of them to live in a perpetual state of fear. When she couldn’t take it any longer, Karen sought help from an unlikely group of heroes: Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA). While a group of bikers might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about how to protect a child, BACA certainly does an incredible job. Their motto is “No child deserves to live in fear,” and they’ll do anything to uphold this standard.
The mission of BACA is to provide a safer world for the child victims of abuse as well their families. The members of BACA offer emotional support to victims, but they also offer physical support by being present when a child does not feel safe. For example, if a little girl is scared to get off the bus after school and wait for her mother to get home, BACA will be there waiting for her to walk her to her front door, and they won’t leave until that little girl feels safe.
It’s important to note that BACA has a strictly non-violent policy in protecting these victims, unless of course they are the only thing standing between a victim and further abuse. On their website, BACA explains, “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.” Though a child is given phone numbers of local BACA members so that they can call at any point for protection or help, BACA members are careful not to overstep boundaries. No BACA member will ever go aid a child alone, only in groups, and they will never go to a child’s home without the knowledge or permission of a parent or guardian.
BACA is a truly amazing organization; all of their efforts to protect victims of abuse are made with the best interest of the victim in mind. Too many children live in fear because of abusive situations, and the members of BACA are doing everything they can to stop it. Have you ever heard of BACA before? What do you think of what they’re doing to help abuse victims?