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
No longer certified
Shamroque
Alvis-Hill
Salem, OR
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Certified
Marlean
Ames
Akron, OH
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Juvenile facilities
Read more about Marlean

Marlean is currently the agency PREA administrator for the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS). Previous to ODYS, she served as bailiff and court administrator for Medina County Court of Common Pleas. Marlean has facilitated PREA trainings across the State of Ohio since 2009 within the juvenile justice system educating staff on vulnerabilities of confined youth. She currently has over 28 years of experience working in the criminal justice system.

Certification Status
No longer certified
Sandra
Amoia
Albany, NY
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Certified
Cheryl
Anderson
Blythewood, SC
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Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Cheryl

Cheryl is currently a program coordinator and compliance monitor at the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. She reviews the records of secure facilities throughout South Carolina to determine compliance with the core principles of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Cheryl previously worked at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), where 14 years of service have provided her with experience in advocacy and direct intervention, juvenile rehabilitation, delinquency prevention, and mentoring programs.

Certification Status
Decertified
Theodric
Anderson
Rockville, MD
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Reason for Decertification:
Failure to complete and submit the PREA Auditor Certification Agreement by the designated deadline
Certification Status
Certified
Dave
Andraska
Black River Falls, WI
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Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Read more about Dave

David recently retired from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC), where he last served as superintendent of the Black River Correctional Center. Over the course of his career of 38 years, David held many positions, including superintendent, deputy warden, institution business director, finance officer, and auditor. He has many years of experience performing audits and investigations, including for the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). David currently conducts accreditations audits for ACA.

Certification Status
Certified
Maren
Arbach
Bismarck, ND
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Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Maren

Maren Arbach currently works for the ND Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as a Training Director. In addition to the training duties, she is the PREA Coordinator for the ND DOCR. Ms. Arbach is a member of the ND DOCR PREA Team and has been involved in all aspects of the development of their PREA program. 

In 2016, Ms. Arbach began Fidelity Correctional Consulting, LLC and began conducting PREA audits. She is certified to audit both adult and juvenile facilities.

Certification Status
Certified
La Cole
Archuletta
Castle Rock, CO
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Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about La Cole

La Cole is retired from the Colorado Department of Corrections, where she last served as PREA Administrator. She has more than 30 years’ experience in corrections, having worked in prisons, community corrections and parole. With experience working as a corrections officer, parole officer and an investigator. She has held various management positions within a prison and community corrections setting. 

La Cole began working with the Prison Rape Elimination Act in 2004 and started the PREA program in the Colorado Department of Corrections. She developed the PREA policy and created the processes for the agency, and became the agency’s PREA Administrator. Under her direction, the agency became compliant with the standards. La Cole was certified as a PREA auditor in 2014. 

She also has a Master’s degree in public administration and teaches criminal justice, management and public administration courses.

Certification Status
No longer certified
Shereef
Aref
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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Certification Status
No longer certified
Louie
Armendariz
Hinton, WV
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Certification Status
No longer certified
Shamroque
Alvis-Hill
Salem, OR
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Date No Longer Certified:
Certification Status
No longer certified
Sandra
Amoia
Albany, NY
Date Certified:
Date No Longer Certified:
Certification Status
Decertified
Theodric
Anderson
Rockville, MD
Date Certified:
Date Decertified:
Reason for Decertification:
Failure to complete and submit the PREA Auditor Certification Agreement by the designated deadline
Certification Status
Certified
Maren
Arbach
Bismarck, ND
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Maren

Maren Arbach currently works for the ND Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as a Training Director. In addition to the training duties, she is the PREA Coordinator for the ND DOCR. Ms. Arbach is a member of the ND DOCR PREA Team and has been involved in all aspects of the development of their PREA program. 

In 2016, Ms. Arbach began Fidelity Correctional Consulting, LLC and began conducting PREA audits. She is certified to audit both adult and juvenile facilities.

Certification Status
No longer certified
Shereef
Aref
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Date Certified:
Date No Longer Certified:
Certification Status
Certified
Marlean
Ames
Akron, OH
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Marlean

Marlean is currently the agency PREA administrator for the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS). Previous to ODYS, she served as bailiff and court administrator for Medina County Court of Common Pleas. Marlean has facilitated PREA trainings across the State of Ohio since 2009 within the juvenile justice system educating staff on vulnerabilities of confined youth. She currently has over 28 years of experience working in the criminal justice system.

Certification Status
Certified
Cheryl
Anderson
Blythewood, SC
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Cheryl

Cheryl is currently a program coordinator and compliance monitor at the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. She reviews the records of secure facilities throughout South Carolina to determine compliance with the core principles of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Cheryl previously worked at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), where 14 years of service have provided her with experience in advocacy and direct intervention, juvenile rehabilitation, delinquency prevention, and mentoring programs.

Certification Status
Certified
Dave
Andraska
Black River Falls, WI
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Read more about Dave

David recently retired from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC), where he last served as superintendent of the Black River Correctional Center. Over the course of his career of 38 years, David held many positions, including superintendent, deputy warden, institution business director, finance officer, and auditor. He has many years of experience performing audits and investigations, including for the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). David currently conducts accreditations audits for ACA.

Certification Status
Certified
La Cole
Archuletta
Castle Rock, CO
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about La Cole

La Cole is retired from the Colorado Department of Corrections, where she last served as PREA Administrator. She has more than 30 years’ experience in corrections, having worked in prisons, community corrections and parole. With experience working as a corrections officer, parole officer and an investigator. She has held various management positions within a prison and community corrections setting. 

La Cole began working with the Prison Rape Elimination Act in 2004 and started the PREA program in the Colorado Department of Corrections. She developed the PREA policy and created the processes for the agency, and became the agency’s PREA Administrator. Under her direction, the agency became compliant with the standards. La Cole was certified as a PREA auditor in 2014. 

She also has a Master’s degree in public administration and teaches criminal justice, management and public administration courses.

Certification Status
No longer certified
Louie
Armendariz
Hinton, WV
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Date No Longer Certified: