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PostSubject: What is B.A.C.A?   Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:52 pm

What is B.A.C.A?
BACA is a non-profit organization, (501c3) Bikers Against Child Abuse. Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. Oklahoma has several chapters.

State Line and Child Intake number: 1-877-422-2286

How B.A.C.A. Works
Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (B.A.C.A.) is organized with a central contact person to receive calls from referring agencies and individuals. A recognized, authorized agency with which the child has had contact determines that the child is still frightened by his or her environment. The agency representative contacts B.A.C.A., or refers the individual to contact B.A.C.A. and the name and address of the child is given to our B.A.C.A./Child Liaison. The Liaison determines that the case is legitimate, meaning that the authorities have been contacted, and the case in being processed within the system. The Liaison contacts the family and an initial ride is organized to meet the child at their home or in some other location. The entire B.A.C.A. chapter rides to meet the child and he/she is given a vest with a B.A.C.A. patch sewn on the back. The child is free to wear the vest or not, and we support their decision. The child is also given bumper stickers, and other gifts that are generally donated by the public. These initial visits generally last about a half an hour.

Following this initial contact, the child is given the name and number of two B.A.C.A. members residing geographically closest to them, who then become the child's primary contact person(s). Prior to becoming the primary contacts for the child, the bikers are cleared for participation by clearing an extensive background check, have ridden with the Chapter for at least a year, and have received special instructions from the Licensed Mental Health Professional. Anytime the child feels scared and feels the need for the presence of his new B.A.C.A. family, the child may call upon these bikers to go to the childs house and provide the necessary reassurance to feel safe and protected. B.A.C.A. members and supporters also support the children by: providing escorts for them if they feel scared in their neighborhoods; riding by their homes on a regular basis; supporting the children at court and parole hearings; attending their interviews, and; staying with the children if they are alone and frightened. BACA even goes so far as too escort the children to and from school and escort them to and from court if the child feels as though they may be endangered. This helps to put the child and family at ease and to also protect them in the event that someone was still trying to hurt them.The B.A.C.A. members never go to the childs house alone and never without the knowledge or permission of the parents. Our mission is not to be permanently engaged as the childs power. Our mission is to help the children and their families learn how powerful they can be. Our presence will be available as long as the child needs us. B.A.C.A. also holds other functions for the children such as Bar-B-Ques, and parties.

How can I join B.A.C.A.?
Anyone can join the BACA organization as long as you follow a few guidelines. These guidelines consist of having access to a motorcycle that does the speed limit, they must be able to pass a background check,-YOU WILL be fingerprinted, sent to the FBI, have no previous convictions for abuse or violent behavior towards a child, they must attend the monthly BACA meetings, attend court hearings, ride with the BACA chapter for one year to get the back patch, and attend other BACA events. Once they have done all of this, they are then presented to the Governing board of Directors and must anonymously be voted in.

It is an Honor to wear the B.A.C.A Patch!No Child Should Live In Fear!!
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