Auditor search

Below is a list of all currently certified, previously certified, decertified, and suspended auditors. Auditor searches can be customized by location and certification status.

Each PREA audit must have one lead DOJ-certified PREA auditor who is responsible for the conduct of the audit and all work products. A lead auditor can employ other DOJ-certified PREA auditors to function as secondary auditors or support staff who are not DOJ-certified auditors. However, it is important to know that auditors who have been decertified or who are on suspension may not participate in PREA audits, nor as an agent of a PREA auditor. (See 34 U.S.C. §30307(e)(8)(B)(i).) 

Agencies and facilities, as well as DOJ-certified PREA auditors seeking audit support staff, are strongly encouraged to check the list for the names of auditors who have been decertified and auditors who are suspended, to ensure that the selected auditor and support staff employed by the auditor are eligible.

Note that auditors who voluntarily surrendered their certification or were not recertified when their three-year certification expired are still eligible to participate in an audit as an agent of a DOJ-certified PREA auditor.

Auditors submitted the bio information located below. The PRC posted only those bios from certified auditors who consented, and made only minor spelling, punctuation, and grammar corrections. 

Questions about eligibility to conduct an audit or serve as support staff should be directed to the PRC by submitting a Contact us form.

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Andrea Armstrong
New Orleans, LA
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Adult facilities
Read more about Andrea
Andrea Armstrong is a professor of law at Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law.
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Certified
Kenneth Arnold
Castle Rock, CO
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Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
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Kenneth retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons as an associate warden at FDC Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Subsequently, he assumed duties as assistant superintendent at Ferris School for Boys (juvenile treatment facility) in Wilmington, Delaware, and deputy warden at the Lancaster County Prison in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For the past six years, Kenneth has audited adult prisons and jails and juvenile facilities with the ACA.
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No longer certified
Stephen Arnold
Hot Springs, AR
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Jamaine Arvin
Fairfax, VA
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Carolyn Atkins
Baltimore, MD
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Certified
Sharon Aungst
Reynoldsburg, OH
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Adult facilities
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Sharon is currently retired from state government, where she last served as Chief Deputy Secretary for Health Care at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. She also served as Deputy Director of Mental Health Services for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. She led efforts to resolve Dunn, a mental health class action lawsuit in Ohio and Coleman, Perez and Plata, health care class action lawsuits in California.
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Laura Austen
Columbus, OH
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Oscar Aviles
Kearny, NJ
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Bryan Bacon
Mayfield, KY
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John Bacon
Bakersfield, CA
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Certified
Andrea Armstrong
New Orleans, LA
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Last Recertified On
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Adult facilities
Read more about Andrea
Andrea Armstrong is a professor of law at Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law.
Certification Status
No longer certified
Stephen Arnold
Hot Springs, AR
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No longer certified
Carolyn Atkins
Baltimore, MD
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No longer certified
Laura Austen
Columbus, OH
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No longer certified
Bryan Bacon
Mayfield, KY
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Certified
Kenneth Arnold
Castle Rock, CO
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Last Recertified On
Certification Type
Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Kenneth
Kenneth retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons as an associate warden at FDC Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Subsequently, he assumed duties as assistant superintendent at Ferris School for Boys (juvenile treatment facility) in Wilmington, Delaware, and deputy warden at the Lancaster County Prison in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For the past six years, Kenneth has audited adult prisons and jails and juvenile facilities with the ACA.
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No longer certified
Jamaine Arvin
Fairfax, VA
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Certified
Sharon Aungst
Reynoldsburg, OH
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Certification Type
Adult facilities
Read more about Sharon
Sharon is currently retired from state government, where she last served as Chief Deputy Secretary for Health Care at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. She also served as Deputy Director of Mental Health Services for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. She led efforts to resolve Dunn, a mental health class action lawsuit in Ohio and Coleman, Perez and Plata, health care class action lawsuits in California.
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No longer certified
Oscar Aviles
Kearny, NJ
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No longer certified
John Bacon
Bakersfield, CA
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