Through a cooperative agreement between BJA and Impact Justice

List of Certified Auditors

Additional names will be listed as pending certifications are finalized.

Auditors submitted the bio information found below. The National PREA Resource Center posted only those bios from certified auditors who consented and made only minor spelling, punctuation, and grammar changes.  

If your facility or agency is seeking a DOJ-certified PREA auditor to conduct an audit, you may browse the list below to find an auditor to contact. If you are interested in forwarding a PREA audit request for proposal (RFP) to all certified auditors, the PRC will distribute the document to all certified auditors. To utilize this service, please submit a Contact Us form here.

Please note, the PRC will only distribute material related to requests for bids to conduct audits. We will not contact all auditors or groups of auditors for any other reason.

Decertified auditors include any individual who was formerly certified by the Department of Justice as a PREA auditor. Reasons for no longer holding this certification include, but are not limited to, voluntary decertification, failure to meet recertification requirements when the 3-year certification expires, and decertification for cause.

Agencies or facilities who have questions about the eligibility of an auditor to conduct their audit should contact the PRC by submitting a Contact Us form here.

Auditor Search

Julie
Abbate
Washington, DC
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Julie Abbate is a Deputy Chief in the Special Litigation Section, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice, which she joined in 2002. She is responsible for enforcing the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act with a focus on women’s prisons. She is a member of the Attorney General’s Prison Rape Elimination Act Working Group, which promulgated the National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape. Ms. Abbate is also a regular faculty member for the National Advocacy Center’s two-week civil trial advocacy course, the Civil Rights Division trial advocacy program, and the Washington Council of Lawyers litigation skills series. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Ms. Abbate taught trial advocacy at the University of Baltimore School of Law, worked for Neighborhood Legal Services, the Federal Trade Commission, and the law firm of Covington and Burling. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan, and her JD from the Howard University Law School magna cum laude.

Teresa
Abreu
Chicago, IL
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Mary
Achilles
Mechanicsburg, PA
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Jama
Acuff
Sharpsburg, GA
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Brad
Adams
Lebanon, KY
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Brad is currently an administrative section supervisor for the Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC). He was a previous quality assurance manager with Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and served in many different roles within CCA and KDOC to include security, programs and administration.

S. Rene
Adams-Kinzel
Pittsburgh, PA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Rene is currently a Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) compliance manager and corrections classification and program manager for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) at the State Correctional Institution in Pittsburgh. She has been with the department for 15 years. Prior to her employment with the Pennsylvania DOC, she was a mental health counselor at an inpatient psychiatric facility.

James
Aguiar
Ocala, FL
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

James is currently the Accreditation Manager at the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. He has been in corrections since 1986. He is also an American Correctional Association (ACA) auditor, FCAC auditor; a Florida Model Jail inspector; and the coordinator of a local peer review team, which includes eight different county facilities.

Ana
Aguirre
Austin, TX
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

Ana was certified as a PREA Auditor on August 2013 after participating in the first PREA Auditor Training Class, and serves as a Field Training Auditor in the Auditor Field Training Program for the PRC. Ana is dually certified as an auditor for both Adult and Juvenile Facilities. As a PREA Auditor, Ana has audited Federal Bureau of Prison Facilities, a state adult prison, adult jails, juvenile pre- and post-adjudication facilities, and a community confinement facility. She has been an ACA Auditor since 1995 and has audited numerous adult and juvenile facilities, including training academies. Ana retired and was a training specialist with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Community Justice Assistance Division and had been with the agency for five years. Prior to that, she was a training specialist and management auditor for the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission for a combined 17 years. Prior to working for the State of Texas, Ana was a Juvenile Probation Officer for 10 years. Ana has a MS degree in Criminal Justice Management and is bilingual (English and Spanish).

Tami
Aiken
Allyn, WA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

Tami "Jo" Aiken has worked in the law enforcement and corrections field for over 25 years. She is currently the Deputy Director of Facilities for the Washington Department of Health. She has earned an AS in Administration of Justice, a BA in Public Administration and a MA in Public Safety and is a Certified DOJ PREA Auditor.

Adam
Albach
Jefferson City, MO
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Adam is currently the Assistant PREA Coordinator for the Missouri Department of Corrections. Prior to his current position, Adam served as an institutional Grievance Officer and Functional Unit Manager.