All Truckers Together Against Child Abuse (A.T.T.A.C.A.) exists for the mission of raising awareness to protect America’s children.
Rodney Timms, founder of A.T.T.A.C.A. was asked about the name being the same as a prison (Attica). He says, “Prison is where you need to be if you abuse children.”
“I am often asked about the word “attack” being associated with children. I say, we are attacking child abuse,” said Timms
A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States, Every year more than 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies, involving more than 6.6 million children. Approximately 5 children per day die from abuse and neglect.
Data provided by National KIDS COUNT shows that 18% of children in the U.S. suffer from physical abuse while a staggering 9% suffer sexual abuse. And, these are just the reported cases.
By bringing awareness to this issue, our goal is to make sure all cases of abuse are reported and stopped. We hope to empower children, spouses, teachers, neighbors or anyone in contact with a child they suspect is suffering abuse, to know the signs, and be willing to report the abuse, in order to save children’s lives.