Bikers Against Child Abuse to speak at WWU
|4/9/2013||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
An organization of bikers united against child abuse will speak at William Woods University Thursday.
The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 4 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. It is sponsored by the WWU social work department in conjunction with Child Abuse Awareness Month.
Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) helps abused children by providing a support group. They use road names to conceal their identities from perpetrators.
The organization was founded to help keep abused children safe and empower them to tell their stories. Members visit the homes of abused children and often accompany them to court to give them a sense of security, believing that children who feel safe are more likely to provide the necessary evidence to prosecute child abusers.
Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) members present an informational program at William Woods University a year ago. They will return to campus Thursday to give another presentation.