We always have that outlaw vision in our mind when we say biker club, but one biker club’s mission is helping our children. Meet B.A.C.A., Bikers Against Child Abuse. Their mission is to provide aid, comfort, safety, and support for children that have been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused. These men and women stand to protect abused children anywhere/anytime they need to feel safe: in the courtroom, at their home or even on daily routines. They are not vigilante’s for hire. These guys and gals are there to help the child feel strong and safe.
B.A.C.A. was started by John Paul “Chief” Lilly in 1995. Chief is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, and taught as Part-time faculty at Brigham Young University for seventeen years. His first chapter started in Utah and grew across the country and internationally.
It takes a fingerprint background check and a motorcycle to join a local chapter with a minimum of 1 year service (18 years old +).
There are local chapters in every state (and many countries) except Delaware, Hawaii and New Mexico, check with B.A.C.A. here to find your local chapter!
To speak to someone about being an advocate for a child who has been abused, call their hotline at 1-800-71-ABUSE.
VIDEO SOURCE:Crime Watch Daily
B.A.C.A. Mission Statement
Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (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. SOURCE: BACAworld.org