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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Certification Status
Certified
Rebecca Young
Chesterfield, VA
Certification Date
Last Recertified On
Certification Type
Adult facilities
Read more about Rebecca
Rebecca is a Superintendent with the Virginia Department of Corrections. She has 24 years Correctional experience with extensive working knowledge of security operations, auditing, policy implementation and emergency management. Her certifications include: Certified Corrections Manager with the American Correctional Association, Certified Coach in Evidenced Based Practices for Corrections, Subject Matter Specialist in Effective Communications and Motivational Strategies and Dialogue skills. Rebecca has been a certified PREA Auditor since 2014 and assisted in introducing and implementing the National PREA Standards for the Virginia Department of Corrections.
Certification Status
No longer certified
Joseph Young
Christians, VA
Certification Date
Date Formerly Certified:
Certification Status
Certified
Noemi Zamacona
Los Angeles, CA
Certification Date
Last Recertified On
Certification Type
Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Noemi
Noemi Zamacona is a Monitor with the Los Angeles County Office of Inspector General where she monitors the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department's custody operations. Previously, Noemi worked as a Mitigation Specialist with the Riverside County Public Defender’s Office where she exclusively investigated murder cases involving the death penalty. Prior to her investigative career, Ms. Zamacona obtained custodial care experience at the Santa Cruz County juvenile hall facility.
Certification Status
Decertified
Pamela Zank
Milwaukee, WI
Certification Date
Date Decertified:
Reason for Decertification:
Failure to complete and submit the PREA Auditor Certification Agreement by the designated deadline
Certification Status
Certified
Debora Zauhar
Cloquet, MN
Certification Date
Last Recertified On
Certification Type
Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Debora
Debora is the recently retired Jail Administrator from Carlton County in Minnesota, which is located 20 miles southwest of Duluth.  In addition to her leadership role with the Sheriff's Office, she served on various local, regional, and state boards throughout her 30 year correctional career, and was recognized by the Minnesota Sheriff's Association as the Jail Administrator of the Year in 2010. Debora holds a B.A. degree in Sociology/Criminology, minor in Psychology, and was an adjunct professor for the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College for a short time.  She was also a part-time licensed peace officer and has experience in the supervision; care, custody and control of a diverse inmate population.  The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation lies within Carlton and St. Louis Counties.  Debora is passionate about ensuring safe confinement for staff and inmates and is currently a legal assistant for a reputable personal injury law firm.  She looks forward to assisting you with all of your PREA auditing needs.
Certification Status
Decertified
Garret Zeegers, Sr.
Tampa, FL
Certification Date
Last Recertified On
Date Decertified:
Reason for Decertification:
Failure to comply with the PREA audit methodology requirements
Misapplication of one or more PREA Standards
Certification Status
Inactive
Sheryl Zenzen
Summerton, SC
Certification Date
Certification Status
Certified
Patrick Zirpoli
Milanville, PA
Certification Date
Last Recertified On
Certification Type
Adult facilities
Read more about Patrick
Patrick is retired from the Pennsylvania State Police. He spent the majority of his career in Criminal Investigation, which included homicide, sexual assault and child abuse. He worked implementing the PREA standards in Pennsylvania from the investigation point of view, using his common sense approach to apply the standards to real life situations.  He is committed to assisting other agencies in the transition to become PREA compliant.
Certification Status
Decertified
Aaron Zisser
Oakland, CA
Certification Date
Date Decertified:
Reason for Decertification:
Failure to complete and submit the PREA Auditor Certification Agreement by the designated deadline
Certification Status
No longer certified
Christopher Zubowicz
Washington, DC
Certification Date
Date Formerly Certified:
Certification Status
Certified
Rebecca Young
Chesterfield, VA
Certification Date
Last Recertified On
Certification Type
Adult facilities
Read more about Rebecca
Rebecca is a Superintendent with the Virginia Department of Corrections. She has 24 years Correctional experience with extensive working knowledge of security operations, auditing, policy implementation and emergency management. Her certifications include: Certified Corrections Manager with the American Correctional Association, Certified Coach in Evidenced Based Practices for Corrections, Subject Matter Specialist in Effective Communications and Motivational Strategies and Dialogue skills. Rebecca has been a certified PREA Auditor since 2014 and assisted in introducing and implementing the National PREA Standards for the Virginia Department of Corrections.
Certification Status
Certified
Noemi Zamacona
Los Angeles, CA
Certification Date
Last Recertified On
Certification Type
Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Noemi
Noemi Zamacona is a Monitor with the Los Angeles County Office of Inspector General where she monitors the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department's custody operations. Previously, Noemi worked as a Mitigation Specialist with the Riverside County Public Defender’s Office where she exclusively investigated murder cases involving the death penalty. Prior to her investigative career, Ms. Zamacona obtained custodial care experience at the Santa Cruz County juvenile hall facility.
Certification Status
Certified
Debora Zauhar
Cloquet, MN
Certification Date
Last Recertified On
Certification Type
Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Debora
Debora is the recently retired Jail Administrator from Carlton County in Minnesota, which is located 20 miles southwest of Duluth.  In addition to her leadership role with the Sheriff's Office, she served on various local, regional, and state boards throughout her 30 year correctional career, and was recognized by the Minnesota Sheriff's Association as the Jail Administrator of the Year in 2010. Debora holds a B.A. degree in Sociology/Criminology, minor in Psychology, and was an adjunct professor for the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College for a short time.  She was also a part-time licensed peace officer and has experience in the supervision; care, custody and control of a diverse inmate population.  The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation lies within Carlton and St. Louis Counties.  Debora is passionate about ensuring safe confinement for staff and inmates and is currently a legal assistant for a reputable personal injury law firm.  She looks forward to assisting you with all of your PREA auditing needs.
Certification Status
Inactive
Sheryl Zenzen
Summerton, SC
Certification Date
Certification Status
Decertified
Aaron Zisser
Oakland, CA
Certification Date
Date Decertified:
Reason for Decertification:
Failure to complete and submit the PREA Auditor Certification Agreement by the designated deadline
Certification Status
No longer certified
Joseph Young
Christians, VA
Certification Date
Date Formerly Certified:
Certification Status
Decertified
Pamela Zank
Milwaukee, WI
Certification Date
Date Decertified:
Reason for Decertification:
Failure to complete and submit the PREA Auditor Certification Agreement by the designated deadline
Certification Status
Decertified
Garret Zeegers, Sr.
Tampa, FL
Certification Date
Last Recertified On
Date Decertified:
Reason for Decertification:
Failure to comply with the PREA audit methodology requirements
Misapplication of one or more PREA Standards
Certification Status
Certified
Patrick Zirpoli
Milanville, PA
Certification Date
Last Recertified On
Certification Type
Adult facilities
Read more about Patrick
Patrick is retired from the Pennsylvania State Police. He spent the majority of his career in Criminal Investigation, which included homicide, sexual assault and child abuse. He worked implementing the PREA standards in Pennsylvania from the investigation point of view, using his common sense approach to apply the standards to real life situations.  He is committed to assisting other agencies in the transition to become PREA compliant.
Certification Status
No longer certified
Christopher Zubowicz
Washington, DC
Certification Date
Date Formerly Certified: