A comprehensive list of agents and agencies that transport troubled teens:
*This list is not intended for use by parents with troubled teens! These transport agents are rumored to use abusive tactics or take teens to abusive programs. Their names, numbers, and info on this page are for research and activist purposes only!
Ed Consultants:
Educational Consultants (also called “Ed Consultants” or EC’s) are individuals who paid by parents (and often programs) to refer children and teenagers to Troubled Teen facilities.
The two main professional organizations for educational consultants in the United States are the Higher Education Consultants Association and the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). The Higher Education Consultants Association is a professional association focused exclusively on the practice of college admissions consulting, while members of the Independent Educational Consultants Association also assist students with consulting specialties that include college admission, day and boarding school, at-risk students, and learning disabilities. Members of both associations work with both American students and students from other countries who are interested in coming to the United States to study.
Name Organization State Active?
Angie Fusco The Price Group NC/SC Yes
Ann Sloan Triangle Educational Planners NC No
Ann Price The Price Group NC/SC No
Anne Thompson Christian Psychological Center TN Yes
Amy Aldrich Aldrich Educational & Therapeutic Consulting WA Yes
Andy Erkis Stratas Consulting Group OH Yes
Ben Mason Mason Associates VT Yes
Carol Maxym Maxym Consulting MD ?
Chris White Cornerstone Educational Consulting, LLC MO Yes
Christie Woodfin Woodfin & Associates, LLC LA/GA Yes
David Heckenlively Integrated Teen Services CA Yes
Douglas Bodin The Bodin Group CA Yes
Hilary French The Bodin Group CA Yes
Imy Wax The Aspire Group IL Yes
Jane Kolber Self-Employed NY No
Jean Hague Jean Hague & Associates GA No
Jeanette Spires Jeanette Spires & Associates IL Yes
Josh Doyle Goldberg Center VT Yes
Kate Deily HarrisKramer & Liston AZ Yes
Kathy Nauta Elm Street Placements NY Yes
Lisa Reid Triangle Educational Planners NC Yes
Liz McGhee The Aspire Group CO Yes
Louise Slater The Price Group
Mark Burdick Burdick Psychological and Placement Services, Intl. CA Yes
May Peach The Price Group
Mercedes Carbone Lewis DAYA&CO. CA Yes
Miriam Bodin The Bodin Group CA Yes
Myrna Harris HarrisKramer & Liston NY Yes
Pamela Jobin Pamela Jobin, Educational Consultant LLC CO Yes
Patricia Phelan Educational Connections OR Yes
Rob Meltzer Northlight Family Services CO Yes
Robert Casanova Self-Employed CA Yes
Roz Sherman
Ruby Laufer Dobson Educational Services NJ Yes
Sarah Finney Finney Consulting UT Yes
Sue Scheff Parent’s Universal Resource Experts (P.U.R.E.) FL Yes
Tom Harvey The School Counseling Group DC Yes

Educational Consultant Firms

The following is a list of Educational Consultant Firms which have known ties to the Troubled Teen Industry. Click on the name of a firm for more information.


Name of Company State Active?
Aldrich Educational & Therapeutic Consulting
Burdick Psychological and Placement Services, Intl.
Christian Psychological Center
Cornerstone Educational Consulting, LLC
DAYA&CO.
Dobson Educational Services
Educational Connections
Elm Street Placements
Finney Consulting
HarrisKramer & Liston
Integrated Teen Services
Jean Hague & Associates
Jeanette Spires & Associates
Mason Associates
Maxym Consulting
Northlight Family Services
Parent’s Universal Resource Experts (P.U.R.E.)
Stratas Consulting Group
The Aspire Group
The Bodin Group
The Goldberg Center
The Price Group NC/SC Yes
The School Counseling Group
Triangle Educational Planners
Woodfin & Associates, LLC
 
Transport Agents & Companies:
Company: Touchdown Transports 
Owner: Bill & Chris Harper 
Phone: (541)416-8242 
Website: https://www.touchdowninc.com
 
Company: USA Guides 
Owner: UNKNOWN 
Staff: https://youthtransports.com/?page=2_6 
Phone: 888-268-9029 
Website: https://youthtransports.com
 
Company: United Secure Youth Transport Services  
Owner: UNKNOWN 
Phone: 1-833-632-1248 
Website: https://ustransportservice.com/ 
 
Company: Next Step 
Owner: Anj Maddox 
Phone: (800) 654-0065 
Website: https://www.nextstepyouthtransport.com 
Company: Youth For Tomorrow (Transport referral service) 
Owner: Joe Gibbs 
Phone: N/A 
Website: https://youthfortomorrow.org/Transport-Services 
 
 
Company: Helping Teens? 
Owner:  UNKNOWN  
Phone: 1-800-763-3097 
Website: http://www.helpingteens.com/ 
 
Company: Guardian Angel Youth Services 
Owner: UNKNOWN *May be out of business. Site is down! 
Phone: 435-669-8891 
Website: http://www.guardianangel.cc/ 
 
Company: Safe Passage Transports 
Owner: Hunter Investigations LLC 
Phone: 770-667-7467 
Website: https://www.safepassagetransport.com/ 
 
Company: New Start Transport 
Owner: UNKNOWN *May be out of business  
Phone: 801 805-4785 
Website: http://newstarttransports.com/services.php (Website DOWN!) 
 
Company: Teen Adolescent Placement Services 
Owner: UNKNOWN 
Phone: 760-439-2087 
Website: http://www.taps14.org/ 
 
Talk with a transport a former transport agent on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/hlo41/iama_former_adolescent_transport_agent_ama/ 
 
Company: National Treatment Transport 
Owner: UNKNOWN  
Phone: 1-833-680-7233 
Website: https://safetransport.com/ 
 
Company: Vision Adolescent Services 
Owner: John Haywood 
Phone: 714-981-1648 
Website: http://www.vasvc.com  
 
Company: Center for Safe Youth  
Owner: Staff Not Listed 
Phone: (888) 677-SAFE 
Website: https://www.safeyouth.com/ 
 
Company: Horizon Solutions (Formerly Troubled Teen Help dot com) Program Transport Referral Services 
Owner:UNKNOWN 
Phone: Not listed 
Website: https://www.horizonfamilysolution.com/ 
 
Company: Troubled Teen Transport (Transport Referral Services) 
Owner: UNKNOWN  
Phone: 1-800-800-8000 
Website: http://troubledteentransport.com/ 
 
Company: Heather R Hayes 
Owner: Heather R Hayes 
Phone: 800-219-0570. 
Website: https://www.heatherhayes.com/respectful-adolescent-transports/ 
 
Company: Safeguard Inc.  
Owner: Dana Cox 
Phone: 801-763-1319 
Website: https://safeguardhelp.com/transport-services/ 
 
Company: Youth Transit 
Owner: UNKNOWN 
Phone: 717-979-8335 
Website: https://youthtransit.com/ 
 
Company: Safe & Sound Transportation 
Owner: Lorraine Colpitts 
Phone: 207-949-1723 
Website: http://www.safeandsoundtransportation.com/ 
 
Company: Secure Path Transportation 
Owner: Hallahan Investigations / Casey Hallahan (Owner & Transport Agent) 
Phone: 888.809.0960 
Website: https://www.securepathtransport.com/ 
 
Company: Safe Journey Transport 
Owner: Crhis and Lisa Nielson 
Phone: 1-800-359-7905 
Website: https://safejourneytransport.com/ 
 
Company: Teen Adolescent Placement Services 
Owner: Tony Palotto 
Phone: 760-439-2087 
Website: https://taps14.org/ 
 
Company: Extreme Universal Crisis Intervention 
Owner: Evan The BULLET James 
Phone: 310-422-0007 
Websit: https://universalcrisisintervention.com/ 
 
Company: U.S. Youth Transit Authority 
Owner: Harold Brown  
Phone: 202-749-9956 
Website: http://youthtransport.weebly.com/ 
 
Company: Guiding Hands  
Owner: Unknown  
Phone: (800) 591-4263 
Website: https://www.getgh.com/ 
 
Company: Adolescent Guidence Services 
Owner: William Lopez 
Phone: 877.700.3300 
Website: https://www.escort-transport.com/ 
 
Company: Advanced Adolescent Services 
Owner: Tom Mockett 
 
Phone: (702-220-8013) 
Website: http://advancedadolescentservices.com/ 
 
Company: Key of Light Teen Placement 
Owner: Unknown  
Phone: (828) 777-9428 
Website: https://www.teenkeyoflight.com/about/ 
 
Company: Positive Solutions 
Owner: Unkown  
Phone: 208-503-6070 
Website: http://www.positivesolutions.info/ 
 
Company: Infinity Agency 
Owner: Randy Cook 
Phone: 435-674-5732 (Office) 435-703-0737 (Cell) 
Website: https://www.strugglingteens.com/archives/1999/12/np03.html