Therapeutic Transport

Trusted. Timely. Professional. Affordable.

West Shield operates one of the most highly trusted and well-known companies for individuals in need of transportation assistance to any location around the US, and many sites throughout the world. Your call is always confidential, our expert advice is free of charge, and our experienced staff will respond quickly to this and any other of your runaway, crisis intervention and investigation needs.

Don’t wait until it is too late, CALL US TODAY at 1.800.899.8585, or simply fill out our Contact Form to tell us about your need.

West Shield Adolescent Services has safely intervened and/or transported over 12,000 adolescents to specialized schools, programs and hospitals over the last 25 years. Using techniques created over 35 years ago by our founder, Allen Cardoza, and improved upon over time.

West Shield’s Intake Team brings years of personal and professional experience to the position. Our compassionate intake coordinators take their role seriously and take pride in doing their part in helping families.

West Shield’s Field Agents are a compassionate and diverse team, trained in neuro-linguistic programing (NLP), non-violent crisis intervention, CPR and verbal judo.

West Shield’s services are based on non-violent crisis intervention techniques, which emphasize communication to resolve conflict. Compassion and patience are used in our work with clients.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist families in need.

Through our sister company, West Shield Investigations (Ca. Lic. # 7824) we have successfully located and returned hundreds of runaway children to homes, hospitals and schools.

Other West Shield Services Include:

  • Locate Runaways

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Behavioral Health Care Consulting

  • Drug Rehabilitation

  • Home Care

  • Family Assistance

  • Electronic Counter Measures

What our Clients have to say!

  • "Your presence was reassuring from the moment you arrived. You worked a small miracle in getting Kendra to go without the horrible scenes I'd imagined. It was a great relief to know she was being handed over to your service and that you were ready and capable of handling any situation."

  • "We have been consistently pleased with their ability to establish rapport with troubled adolescents and their families and with their ability to help the adolescents understand the realities of the situations they have created for themselves. West Shield's contribution to the enrollment process has been invaluable."

  • "Thank you for the professionalism and care you gave my clients in transporting their son. They spoke so highly of every contact with your organization...and thankful for the concern trying to balance the safety of their child (there was a thought of needing another agent because of a run attempt) and the attempt to keep costs reasonable." —Educational Consultant

  • "Just a quick note to thank you for the professionalism and care you gave my clients in transporting their son ... last Friday. They spoke so highly of every contact they had with your organization by phone and in person. They were also very thankful for the concern your office showed in trying to balance the safety of their child (there was a thought of needing to bring in another agent because of a run attempt) and the attempt to keep costs at a reasonable level. I have another client considering using your services the success of my first client’s transport with West Shield has given me great confidence in recommending you to them."
    —Educational Consultant

  • "We are grateful to you for your assistance and support. Your organization was highly professional and a godsend to parents such as ourselves who are making every attempt we know to save our son."

  • "Upon calling West Shield, I was made to feel that my situation was the most important and I had no doubt that they were totally committed to resolving our problem."

  • "The obligations that parents have to do everything within their means to raise their children to be happy, healthy and functional adults supersedes any perceived right that children have to do illegal drugs, be sexually promiscuous or be destructive to themselves or others."
    —Terry Wasserman, Atty.,
    Adolescent Mental Health Issues

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