Posted: Apr 23, 2008, 15:54
ADOLESCENT GUIDANCE SERVICES, LLC
San Ramon, California
William E. Lopez, Founder/CEO
Adolescent Guidance Services, LLC (AGS) is an escort and transport service for at-risk youth, providing transportation and short-term holding. AGS also has a missing person and runaway recovery component. Transport services include both national and international transports for adolescents who will not or cannot go to a facility or program without an escort. Gladding & Michel, Inc., an investigative agency for over 40 years, is the parent company for AGS.
William Lopez, a senior investigator with Gladding & Michel, Inc. is the founder of AGS. He graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Sociology and has 22 years experience working in the juvenile justice system. Victor Lopez, Director of Operations at AGS, is a graduate from Cal State Northridge. They head up the team of agents.
All AGS agents are cleared with the California Trustline Registry, a database administered by California Department of Social Services, prior to employment with AGS. Staff is trained in Management of Assaultive Behavior (MAB) and in non-violent crisis intervention. All agents are also certified in first aid and CPR.
In addition, Adolescent Guidance Services provides crisis intervention, suicide prevention, anger management and gang intervention services.
[The information for this New Perspective came from the Adolescent Guidance Services website.]