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
Cindy
Bell
Fairview, TN
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Certification Status
Certified
Sandi
Bellis
Mansfield, PA
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Certification Type:
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Sandi

Sandi has spent her 28-year career working with juveniles. Sandi is currently working as a personal safety trainer for Sam Inc. This includes training in de-escalation and safety as well as a scenario based training for Children and Youth workers throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Prior to this, Sandi was the Director of Residential Services for Tioga County Human Services. She managed a secure juvenile detention program, residential treatment program and the foster care program. Sandi has been certified as a trainer in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Safe Crisis Management, and as a facilitator for Family Group Decision Making. She is also certified as a Casework Supervisor through the Child Welfare Resource Center through the University of Pittsburgh.

Certification Status
Certified
William
Benjamin
Versailles, KY
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Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about William

William (Bill) is a Dual-Certified PREA Auditor and has conducted over 20 PREA compliance audits, including an agency audit, of state and privately-operated facilities all over the country. In July 2018, Bill retired from the New York State Commission of Correction, with over 34 years of experience auditing and assessing standard compliance of Juvenile, County Jails, Police lockups and Adult Correctional Facilities. He also has over 10 years of experience working as a Consultant and Technical Resource Provider for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). Bill completed the PREA Auditor Training in February 2014 and became an DOJ Certified PREA Auditor in April 2014. he was recertified in June 2017. He was selected in May 2018 by the PREA Resource Center to serve as a Field Training Auditor (FTA) in the Auditor Field Training Program (FTP). Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and is a Chief Warrant Officer 4 in the Navy Reserves and a Iraq War Veteran.

Certification Status
No longer certified
Kenneth
Bennett
Kuna, ID
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Certification Status
No longer certified
Levi
Bennett
Lincoln, NE
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Certification Status
Decertified
Jacqueline
Bennett
Midlothian, NY
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Date Decertified:
Reason for Decertification:
Failure to complete and submit the PREA Auditor Certification Agreement by the designated deadline
Certification Status
Certified
Jason
Bennett
Forks, WA
Date Certified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Read more about Jason

Jason presently serves as the Superintendent for Olympic Corrections Center in Forks Washington, he has been with the Washington State Department of Corrections for more than 24 years. He held custody positions through the rank of Captain. Jason also served as the Correctional Program Manager and PREA Compliance Manager. Jason continues to participate as a member of the statewide PREA Advisory Committee where he supports the agencies initiatives in safety for incarcerated individuals.

Certification Status
Certified
Carla
Bennett-Wells
Waco, TX
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Certification Type:
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Carla
Carla is currently the PREA Coordinator for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. Prior to this position, Carla was a Compliance Officer/PREA Compliance Manager at the McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility in Mart, Texas, a facility of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. Through her coordination and guidance, the facility did successfully achieve PREA compliance including receiving four exceeding standard ratings. She has also assisted in auditing nine (9) juvenile detention facilities in Texas since 2016. Carla has been employed with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department for twelve years.
Certification Status
Decertified
William
Benson
Wheeling, IL
Date Certified:
Date Decertified:
Reason for Decertification:
Failure to comply with the PREA auditor reporting requirements
Certification Status
No longer certified
Scott
Bentley
Ocala, FL
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Certification Status
No longer certified
Cindy
Bell
Fairview, TN
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Date No Longer Certified:
Certification Status
Certified
William
Benjamin
Versailles, KY
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Juvenile facilities
Read more about William

William (Bill) is a Dual-Certified PREA Auditor and has conducted over 20 PREA compliance audits, including an agency audit, of state and privately-operated facilities all over the country. In July 2018, Bill retired from the New York State Commission of Correction, with over 34 years of experience auditing and assessing standard compliance of Juvenile, County Jails, Police lockups and Adult Correctional Facilities. He also has over 10 years of experience working as a Consultant and Technical Resource Provider for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). Bill completed the PREA Auditor Training in February 2014 and became an DOJ Certified PREA Auditor in April 2014. he was recertified in June 2017. He was selected in May 2018 by the PREA Resource Center to serve as a Field Training Auditor (FTA) in the Auditor Field Training Program (FTP). Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and is a Chief Warrant Officer 4 in the Navy Reserves and a Iraq War Veteran.

Certification Status
No longer certified
Levi
Bennett
Lincoln, NE
Date Certified:
Date No Longer Certified:
Certification Status
Certified
Jason
Bennett
Forks, WA
Date Certified:
Certification Type:
Adult facilities
Read more about Jason

Jason presently serves as the Superintendent for Olympic Corrections Center in Forks Washington, he has been with the Washington State Department of Corrections for more than 24 years. He held custody positions through the rank of Captain. Jason also served as the Correctional Program Manager and PREA Compliance Manager. Jason continues to participate as a member of the statewide PREA Advisory Committee where he supports the agencies initiatives in safety for incarcerated individuals.

Certification Status
Decertified
William
Benson
Wheeling, IL
Date Certified:
Date Decertified:
Reason for Decertification:
Failure to comply with the PREA auditor reporting requirements
Certification Status
Certified
Sandi
Bellis
Mansfield, PA
Date Certified:
Date Recertified:
Certification Type:
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Sandi

Sandi has spent her 28-year career working with juveniles. Sandi is currently working as a personal safety trainer for Sam Inc. This includes training in de-escalation and safety as well as a scenario based training for Children and Youth workers throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Prior to this, Sandi was the Director of Residential Services for Tioga County Human Services. She managed a secure juvenile detention program, residential treatment program and the foster care program. Sandi has been certified as a trainer in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Safe Crisis Management, and as a facilitator for Family Group Decision Making. She is also certified as a Casework Supervisor through the Child Welfare Resource Center through the University of Pittsburgh.

Certification Status
No longer certified
Kenneth
Bennett
Kuna, ID
Date Certified:
Date No Longer Certified:
Certification Status
Decertified
Jacqueline
Bennett
Midlothian, NY
Date Certified:
Date Decertified:
Reason for Decertification:
Failure to complete and submit the PREA Auditor Certification Agreement by the designated deadline
Certification Status
Certified
Carla
Bennett-Wells
Waco, TX
Date Certified:
Certification Type:
Juvenile facilities
Read more about Carla
Carla is currently the PREA Coordinator for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. Prior to this position, Carla was a Compliance Officer/PREA Compliance Manager at the McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility in Mart, Texas, a facility of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. Through her coordination and guidance, the facility did successfully achieve PREA compliance including receiving four exceeding standard ratings. She has also assisted in auditing nine (9) juvenile detention facilities in Texas since 2016. Carla has been employed with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department for twelve years.
Certification Status
No longer certified
Scott
Bentley
Ocala, FL
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