Advocate Directory

Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA)
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.

Brief description of services provided

BACA empowers children who have been abused by way of “Level 1 interventions,” “Level 2 interventions” and court support (we can escort them to court to testify against their perpetrators.) Level 1 intervention consists of all available members in the area riding to the child’s house and presenting them with a patch, stickers, and taking a photograph so they feel empowered by the full support of our group. Level 2 interventions involve a group of BACA members who create a presence at the home of the child, being visible at times when the family might be the most vulnerable. The purpose of B.A.C.A.’s presence is to deter further abuse and to protect the children and the family, if necessary.

Good to know (internal only)
  • Goal is Empowerment – feel safe & confident to testify and stand up for self w/out fear of abuser
    • Abuse must have been reported to DHS (mand report hotline) or LE – investigation/case not req
    • Cannot work w/ youth currently living with their abuser
  • Typical involvement is minimum ~3-4mo but case-by-case & will be involved as long as needed
    Youth-centered – Not interested in parents/working with them, but still need guardian consent for involvement

    • Referrals: Call or email “X” (970-371-3536, [email protected])
    • Can provide X’s direct contact info to callers
Service details (internal only)

Type: Empowerment & Support for youth who have experienced abuse
Services: Court Accompaniment, Empowerment through Presence (level 1 intervention), Abuse Deterrent & Protection (level 2 intervention)

  • Level 1: all members ride to youth’s home to demonstrate their presence and provide patch, stickers and photo together
  • Level 2: on-call members create presence at home when youth/family is vulnerable/feels unsafe; will physically intervene to protect the youth if necessary
  • Court Accompaniment: Members will escort and accompany the youth to court as a group to support them when testifying

Services available

Additional Information

Ages served
Accompanied minors
Ages served - specifics
Ages 3-18
Genders served
All Genders
Specializations/Sensitive to
Refugees, Limited English proficient individuals, Victims of crime
Language capacity
English, Spanish
Faith-based organization
Insurance required?
Services provided if legal status is unclear

Hours of Operation

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