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Running Away in America

by Allen Cardoza

National Radio Show

Answers for the Family

with host Allen Cardoza

Parent’s Guide

It is our goal to provide you with the information and resources which will help make this process much more comfortable for you from the very beginning.

Runaway Teens

West Shield can help you locate the child if he/she has run away from home, their treatment program, or before a scheduled transport.


Stay informed on our upcoming national radio shows, Answers for the Family. 


What Parents, Educators, Consultants and Other Have to Say.

Educational Consultants

Educational consultants counsel students and their families in the selection of educational programs, based on the student’s individual needs and talents

Independent Educational Consultants Association
Here you can find the best Educational Consultants in your area.

Licensing & Training

Crisis Prevention Training – All of our Transport Agents are trained in crisis prevention.

California TrustLine Registry – In accordance with California state law all of our Transport Agents have been cleared through the California TrustLine Registry.

Crisis Prevention Institute - All of our Transport Agents are trained in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), non-violent crisis intervention, CPR, AED, and first aid.

Specialty Programs

Abundant Life Academy – Abundant Life Academy is a powerful Christian boarding school for unmotivated gifted teens who are off track, hanging out with the wrong crowd, and acting entitled.

Mount Carmel Youth Ranch – founded in 1992 and located on a 40,000 acre working cattle ranch in northwest Wyoming, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping At-Risk young men.

National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs – The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs serves as an advocate and resource for innovative organizations which devote themselves to society’s need for the effective care and education of struggling young people and their families.