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
Decertified
Jason
Bankston
Bismark, ND
Date Certified:
Date Decertified:
Reason for Decertification:
Failure to comply with the PREA auditor reporting requirements
Certification Status
Certified
Brandy
Baptiste
Austin, TX
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Brandy

Brandy is the manager of Accreditation and Compliance for Travis County Juvenile Probation Department in Austin, Texas. She is the department’s designated PREA coordinator, lead investigator and policy coordinator. Brandy has 20 years of experience in the juvenile justice field and has served in various capacities, including juvenile detention officer, training and education coordinator, administrative supervisor, and compliance officer.

Certification Status
Certified
Dawn
Barber
Newport News, VA
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Dawn

Dawn is currently the director of the Newport News Department of Juvenile Services, a 110-bed secure residential facility in Virginia. She accepted the position of director in 2011 following her retirement from the CALEA Accredited Newport News Police Department after 25 years of service. She also serves as a lieutenant commander, naval intelligence officer, in the US Navy Reserve.

Certification Status
Certified
Tammy
Barbetto
Mavisdale, VA
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Read more about Tammy

Tammy is currently a Regional PREA Analyst for the Virginia Department of Corrections. She has also held the position of institutional ombudsman. Prior to Tammy’s career with the Virginia Department of Corrections, she was employed as a paralegal.

Certification Status
Certified
John
Barkley
Pasadena, CA
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Read more about John

John is currently the Assistant PREA coordinator for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.  Prior to this position John was the PREA Coordinator for the South Carolina Department of Corrections and was hired as the first PREA Coordinator for the department in August 2012. John worked for the South Carolina Department for 25 years. Prior to being the PREA Coordinator for SCDC, he was an associate warden at a maximum security prison, and prior to that post, he was the South Carolina Department of Corrections public information officer. In 2015 John was selected by DOJ as one of 48 Auditors to participate in the Field Training Audit Program where a mock audit was completed and the auditors work was critiqued.

Certification Status
Certified
Lynette
Barnes
Sheridan, WY
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Lynette

Lynette is the Facility Operations Manager for the Wyoming Girls School, a state-operated residential facility for adjudicated delinquent juvenile females. She began her career at the Wyoming Girls School as a case manager and was promoted to the Facility Operations Manager. She has been working in this capacity for 12 years. Lynette has a master’s degree in education, a bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice and was previously an educator in the local school district.  

Certification Status
Decertified
Richard
Barnett
Benton, AR
Date Certified:
Date Decertified:
Reason for Decertification:
Failure to complete and submit the PREA Auditor Certification Agreement by the designated deadline
Certification Status
Certified
Adam T.
Barnett, Sr.
Augusta, GA
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Adam T.

Adam has retired from the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, December 2020. He has work in state government for over 27 years. While in state government he has serve in the following positions: Agency PREA Coordinator, Project Manager for PREA Grants, Federal Grant Peer Reviewer, Agency Internal Auditor, Program Director of Counseling Services, and Director of Compliance Management Unit (Prison Rape Elimination Act – PREA; American Correctional Association – ACA; and Internal Audits).

Professional Certifications: Certified PREA Auditor, ACA Certified Auditor, American Society for Quality “Certified Quality Improvement Associate.

PREA Audits: Conducted over 51 PREA audits (Prisons, Jails, Community and Juvenile Facilities).

Certification Status
Certified
Kyle
Barrington
College Station, TX
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Kyle

Kyle is currently a principal investigator with Zajonc Corporation, where he is responsible for conducting audits, key informant interviews, and fidelity assessments for agencies and organizations. In this capacity, Kyle has developed PREA-specific policies, procedures, and compliance tools. Prior to this position, Kyle worked in community confinement facilities and in juvenile probation facilities. 

Certification Status
Certified
Ross
Bartley
Tucson, AZ
Date Certified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Read more about Ross

Ross retired from the Seattle Police Department in 2018 after 31 years of service. At the time of his retirement he had supervised the departments Audit and Inspections Detail for nine years. During that time, his work included serving as the departments accreditation manager, and for the final three years as the acting commander of the Audit, Policy and Research Section. Other assignments during his career included work as a sergeant in the Patrol Bureau and Training Section, and as a detective in the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit. Assigned investigations as a detective included criminal investigations of incidents at the county jail.

Certification Status
Decertified
Jason
Bankston
Bismark, ND
Date Certified:
Date Decertified:
Reason for Decertification:
Failure to comply with the PREA auditor reporting requirements
Certification Status
Certified
Dawn
Barber
Newport News, VA
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Dawn

Dawn is currently the director of the Newport News Department of Juvenile Services, a 110-bed secure residential facility in Virginia. She accepted the position of director in 2011 following her retirement from the CALEA Accredited Newport News Police Department after 25 years of service. She also serves as a lieutenant commander, naval intelligence officer, in the US Navy Reserve.

Certification Status
Certified
John
Barkley
Pasadena, CA
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Read more about John

John is currently the Assistant PREA coordinator for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.  Prior to this position John was the PREA Coordinator for the South Carolina Department of Corrections and was hired as the first PREA Coordinator for the department in August 2012. John worked for the South Carolina Department for 25 years. Prior to being the PREA Coordinator for SCDC, he was an associate warden at a maximum security prison, and prior to that post, he was the South Carolina Department of Corrections public information officer. In 2015 John was selected by DOJ as one of 48 Auditors to participate in the Field Training Audit Program where a mock audit was completed and the auditors work was critiqued.

Certification Status
Decertified
Richard
Barnett
Benton, AR
Date Certified:
Date Decertified:
Reason for Decertification:
Failure to complete and submit the PREA Auditor Certification Agreement by the designated deadline
Certification Status
Certified
Kyle
Barrington
College Station, TX
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Kyle

Kyle is currently a principal investigator with Zajonc Corporation, where he is responsible for conducting audits, key informant interviews, and fidelity assessments for agencies and organizations. In this capacity, Kyle has developed PREA-specific policies, procedures, and compliance tools. Prior to this position, Kyle worked in community confinement facilities and in juvenile probation facilities. 

Certification Status
Certified
Brandy
Baptiste
Austin, TX
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Brandy

Brandy is the manager of Accreditation and Compliance for Travis County Juvenile Probation Department in Austin, Texas. She is the department’s designated PREA coordinator, lead investigator and policy coordinator. Brandy has 20 years of experience in the juvenile justice field and has served in various capacities, including juvenile detention officer, training and education coordinator, administrative supervisor, and compliance officer.

Certification Status
Certified
Tammy
Barbetto
Mavisdale, VA
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Read more about Tammy

Tammy is currently a Regional PREA Analyst for the Virginia Department of Corrections. She has also held the position of institutional ombudsman. Prior to Tammy’s career with the Virginia Department of Corrections, she was employed as a paralegal.

Certification Status
Certified
Lynette
Barnes
Sheridan, WY
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Lynette

Lynette is the Facility Operations Manager for the Wyoming Girls School, a state-operated residential facility for adjudicated delinquent juvenile females. She began her career at the Wyoming Girls School as a case manager and was promoted to the Facility Operations Manager. She has been working in this capacity for 12 years. Lynette has a master’s degree in education, a bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice and was previously an educator in the local school district.  

Certification Status
Certified
Adam T.
Barnett, Sr.
Augusta, GA
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Adam T.

Adam has retired from the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, December 2020. He has work in state government for over 27 years. While in state government he has serve in the following positions: Agency PREA Coordinator, Project Manager for PREA Grants, Federal Grant Peer Reviewer, Agency Internal Auditor, Program Director of Counseling Services, and Director of Compliance Management Unit (Prison Rape Elimination Act – PREA; American Correctional Association – ACA; and Internal Audits).

Professional Certifications: Certified PREA Auditor, ACA Certified Auditor, American Society for Quality “Certified Quality Improvement Associate.

PREA Audits: Conducted over 51 PREA audits (Prisons, Jails, Community and Juvenile Facilities).

Certification Status
Certified
Ross
Bartley
Tucson, AZ
Date Certified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Read more about Ross

Ross retired from the Seattle Police Department in 2018 after 31 years of service. At the time of his retirement he had supervised the departments Audit and Inspections Detail for nine years. During that time, his work included serving as the departments accreditation manager, and for the final three years as the acting commander of the Audit, Policy and Research Section. Other assignments during his career included work as a sergeant in the Patrol Bureau and Training Section, and as a detective in the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit. Assigned investigations as a detective included criminal investigations of incidents at the county jail.