Allen Cardoza is a licensed private investigator (PI 7824) and instructor of Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. He serves as president of West Shield Adolescent Services and West Shield Investigations.

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 and returned hundreds of runaway children to their homes, hospitals and schools.

West Shield Adolescent Services has been successfully transporting adolescents to specialized facilities and programs for over 25 years.

1981 to Present, Licensed Private Investigator
California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) 1996 Named “Investigator of the Year”
1993 to Present, Certified Instructor (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention)

1983 to Present, Member of World Association of Detectives (WAD)
1996-2004 Director-at-Large, Protocol Chairperson
2005 to 2007 Officer
2007/2008 President
2008/2009 Chairman of the Board

1993 to Present, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (twice a year, various locations)
1996, West Coast Detective Academy, Subrosa Investigation
11/95, Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Washington DC,
Crisis Intervention and Adolescent Transport
6/94, CALI, Building Your Business
9/08 WAD, Retrieval of parentally abducted children internationally

Currently, host of the international radio program; “Answers for the Family”, on LA Talk Radio, which deals with many aspects of family life in our constantly changing world.

1981 to Present, Member of California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI)
1989-1990 District Governor
1992-1993 District Director
1997 to Present, Member of National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Association

Contact IHTTF 1-800-346-4006

Allen Cardoza

​​​In cases of emergency, call 911, and state that it is involving possible Human Trafficking.