Posted: Jun 23, 2008, 14:56
WEST SHIELD ADOLESCENT SERVICES
Newport Beach, California
President and Founder
Founded in 1981, West Shield Adolescent Services transports adolescents to programs and facilities throughout the United States and other countries, especially for those who are unwilling to attend a program, who may run away or harm themselves or others, or have had emotional or behavioral problems in the past.
Allen Cardoza, President of the company, is a licensed private investigator and an instructor of Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. He is certified by the National Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. West Shield carries a $2,000,000 liability insurance policy specifically written to cover the transporting of youths to programs.
All West Shield transport agents, managers and owners are registered with the Trustline Registry through the California Department of Social Services.
New agents are trained and certified in non-violent crisis intervention, working as back-up and assisting on cases while gaining experience and skills needed.
Transport agents are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with extensive communication with the parents, educational consultant and program admissions department, while gathering the necessary information before, during and at the conclusion of the transfer.
[This information came from the West Shield website.]