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.

Certified Auditors

Katrina
Brown
Powhatan, VA
Date Certified
Certification
Juvenile Facilities

Katrina is currently a juvenile detention supervisor in Henrico County, Virginia and has been with the county for more than16 years. She is her facility's trainer, specialized investigator, developed and implemented training, policies, procedures, and protocols related to PREA. Previously, she served as adjunct criminal justice faculty with Bryant & Stratton College, and has over 20 years’ experience working with at risk youth.

Byron
Brown
Nashville, TN
Date Certified
Certification
Adult Facilities

Byron has more than 20 years of experience in operations, quality assurance, security, and compliance spanning local, state, and federal corrections. He has worked in partnership with the US Marshal Service, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as well as state agencies, to include Texas, California, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Arizona to name a few. He has completed an estimated 50 audits and investigations involving staff misconduct, institutional disturbances, and sexual misconduct.

Robin
Bruck
Las Cruces, NM
Date Certified
Certification
Adult Facilities

Robin is currently employed as the PREA Administrator by the New Mexico Department of Corrections. Robin has over 20 years experience in the criminal field. Prior to accepting the position of PREA Administrator, she held the position of Grievance Officer/Disciplinary Appeal Officer at Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility. Before coming to Corrections, she was employed with the District Attorney's Office in Dona Ana County for over 18 years and has vast knowledge regarding the prosecution of criminal cases, to include cases of sexual abuse.

Darren
Bryant
Ocoee, FL
Date Certified
Certification
Adult Facilities

Darren is currently employed as a Lieutenant with Orange County Corrections Department. He is a 14 year veteran of the department. Darren supervises inmate orientation, mental health housing, booking intake, kitchen, hospital, and perimeter teams. Darren conducts audits for the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission. He audits jails and pre-trial services. Darren has been a lead auditor for 10 years and won the 2010 Assessor of the year. He works closely with his agency accreditation department, by assisting them to achieve high scores during the accreditation process and maintaining high standards. Darren conducts national audits for American Correctional Association (ACA). He is certified to conduct ACA audits of Adult Correctional Institutions, Adult Detention Facilities, County Jails and Juvenile Detention Facilities. He currently consults with an award winning Software Company that helps criminal justice organizations demonstrate proof of compliance during audits. He explains the requirements agencies must meet for ACA, PREA, and FCA standards. He is currently assisting them with adding updates to the PREA Instrument. He is currently a Certified Jail Manager, and Certified Public Manager. Darren has a B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He is trained in Crisis Intervention Techniques (CIT trained), sex crimes investigations, officer discipline and bill of rights. Darren is a graduate of the National Jail Leadership Command Academy #9. He is currently president of the Orange County Fraternal Order of Police Lieutenants Union and a member of its negotiation team. 

Date Recertified
Gregory
Bucholtz
Brookfield, WI
Date Certified
Certification
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

Greg is currently a detention facilities specialist with the Wisconsin DOC and has been with the department for nine years. Previously, he worked as assistant chief inspector for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. He also is an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and worked in a similar capacity at the Ohio State University for nine years.

LuAnne
Buck
St. Paul, MN
Date Certified
Certification
Adult Facilities

LuAnne is currently the director of Corrections Services for RS EDEN, a private nonprofit agency serving individuals who are involved in the criminal just system. She has over 25 years of experience working in human services and prisoner reentry. In her current position, she has oversight of three adult residential community corrections facilities and serves as the agency’s PREA coordinator.

Kate
Burkhardt, Ph.D.
Adelanto, CA
Date Certified
Certification
Adult Facilities

Kate is the chief of mental health at California State Prison, Corcoran. She has worked for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) across the past decade (licensed since 2006). Auditing, monitoring, and quality assurance have been continuous functions of her career, inclusive of an HQ position as a Statewide Mental Health Program senior psychologist specialist. She also has a background in state hospitals, lockups, and juvenile detention facilities. 

Matthew
Burns
Kulpmont, PA
Date Certified
Certification
Juvenile Facilities

Matt has over 20 years of experience working in various juvenile settings in Pennsylvania; including secure services, open residential programs, detention, and sex offender services for sexually offensive youth. Matt has severed various management roles, including the oversight of operational activities (including safety and security and policy development) and completing investigations/audits for the majority of his tenure working in the juvenile justice field. Due to Matt’s experience in a wide array of program settings, he will be able to assist any type of program in the PREA Audit process. Matt looks forward to assisting you with your PREA needs and concerns.

Michelle
Burrows
Canal Winchester, OH
Date Certified
Certification
Adult Facilities

Michelle is currently an audit administrator for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and has over 26 years of state service. She started as a corrections officer and has been promoted into many positions, including superintendent with the Ohio Department of Youth Services.

Date Recertified
Michael
Bush
Sacramento, CA
Date Certified
Certification
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

Michael is currently a Field Representative for CA, Board of State and Community Corrections. For the past 16 yrs., Michael have planned, organized, directed, and conducted audit inspections for Title 15/24, CCR, of local adult jails and juvenile facilities. Michael have facilitated workgroups for Title 15/24, CCR Standards and Regulations and as a Plan Review Coordinator is the Senior expert in the physical plant of jails and juvenile facilities in California.