Creating Safer Havens was developed and first implemented in 1995 by the Founder and President Donalda Shepardson. Shepardson's lifelong commitment to protecting children from sexual abuse, has been demonstrated through her extensive background and volunteer services through foundations and boards. She has served on the Child Protective Services Multi-Disciplinary Task Force for the San Diego County Children's Services Bureau, the San Diego Community Child Abuse Coordinating Council and on the Advisory Board of the California Legislative Coalition to Prevent Child Abuse. She has collaborated with police and sheriff's Child Sex Crimes Units and the California Department of Justice and is a certified finger printer.
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