Bikers Against Child Abuse International (B.A.C.A.) is an organization that is dedicated to creating “a safer environment for abused children”. The frequently big and bulky members of B.A.C.A. serve as protectors of child abuse survivors, and with specific training and extensive security checks, they give vulnerable children people to call on when they feel scared. They even show up in court if a child asks them to.
In other words, they become the abused child’s “biker family” and they let the kid know that no one messes with them and their family.
The B.A.C.A. mission statement says that they exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world they live in, and they stand ready to lend support to abused children by involving them with an established, united organization. To add to that, they work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children, and they want to send a clear message to everyone involved with the abused child that the child is a part of their organization and that they’re prepared to lend their physical and emotional support to them by affiliation and their physical presence.
Members of B.A.C.A. do whatever they can to make the kids feel safe, which is huge for children that have been hurt.
They also set up an initial ride to welcome a child into the biker family, and they offer the kids a vest and a patch. They take photos of the child and their new family, their “biker family”, which reminds the child that they have a family to call on whenever they feel afraid.
Even though B.A.C.A. does NOT physically confront perpetrators, their presence provides the message that a child has a band of protectors behind them. You can see the bikers in action below: