Allen Cardoza, a licensed private investigator for 30 years, serves as president of West Shield Adolescent Services and West Shield Investigations and has been a certified instructor of Non-Violent Crisis Intervention since 1994. Through both West Shield Investigations and as part of the C.I.I. Task force, Allen has been involved in the location and safe return of over 72 children who were abducted by non-custodial parents or human traffickers. West Shield Investigations has successfully located & returned hundreds of runaway children to their homes, hospitals and schools. He is Past President & past Board Chair for World Association of Detectives, has held several positions in the California Association of Licensed Investigators & received its Investigator of the Year Award. He is the author of Running Away in America & co-author of Fight for Your Dreams with Les Brown. He hosts an international radio program, Answers for the Family” on LA Talk Radio addressing aspects of family life.