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List of Certified Auditors

Audit Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

If you are interested in forwarding a PREA RFP to all DOJ-certified auditors, the National PREA Resource Center (PRC) will do so on your behalf. To utilize this service, please submit a Contact Us form here. Please note, the PRC will only distribute material related to RFPs to conduct audits. The PRC will not contact all auditors or groups of auditors for any other reason.


PREA 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, including 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 any support staff employed by the auditor are eligible to conduct a PREA audit.

Note that auditors who voluntarily surrendered their certification or were not recertified when their 3-year certification expired are still eligible to participate in an audit as an agent of a DOJ-certified PREA auditor.

Questions about eligibility to conduct an audit or serve as support staff should be directed to the PRC by submitting a Contact Us form here.

Certified Auditors

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 by selecting “certified” from the search menu. Additional names will be listed as pending certifications are finalized.

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

Auditors who are Suspended

Suspended auditors include any individual whose DOJ-issued PREA auditor certification is currently suspended. The duration of a suspension is determined by DOJ’s PREA Management Office and may be extended for cause. During the period of suspension, auditors may not conduct any audits or audit-related activity, including 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 use this list to ensure that the selected auditor and any support staff employed by the auditor are eligible to conduct a PREA audit. Additional information about DOJ auditor certification requirements and the suspension process can be found in the PREA Auditor Handbook here.

To see the list of auditors who are currently suspended, select “Suspended” from the search menu. 

Formerly Certified Auditors

Formerly certified auditors include any individual who was formerly certified by DOJ as a PREA auditor. Reasons for no longer holding this certification include voluntary surrender of certification, not seeking recertification when the 3-year certification expires, failure to meet recertification requirements when the 3-year certification expires, failure to receive full certification status following the probationary certification period, and decertification. To comply with the requirements under 34 U.S.C. § 30307(e)(8)(B)(i), the PREA Management Office must publish the names of auditors who have been decertified, and the reason for decertification. Therefore, auditors who have been decertified by DOJ can be searched for separately from all other formerly certified auditors. See below for additional information on the two categories of formerly certified auditors.

Categories of Formerly Certified Auditors

  • No Longer Certified: Auditors who voluntarily surrendered their certification, were not recertified when their 3-year certification expired, or were denied full certification status following their probationary period are still eligible to participate in an audit as an agent of a DOJ-certified PREA auditor. To see the list of auditors who are no longer certified due to voluntarily surrendering their certification, not seeking recertification when the 3-year certification expires, failing to meet recertification requirements when the 3-year certification expires, or failing to receive full certification status following the probationary certification period, select “No Longer Certified” from the search menu. 

  • Decertified Auditors: Pursuant to the requirements under 34 U.S.C. § 30307(e)(8)(B)(i), the PREA Management Office must publish the names of auditors who have been decertified, and the reason for decertification. This information can be viewed by selecting “Decertified” from the search menu. For more information about DOJ auditor certification requirements and the decertification process, refer to the PREA Auditor Handbook here

It is important to know that auditors who have been decertified may not participate in PREA audits, including as an agent of a PREA auditor. See 34 U.S.C. § 30307(e)(8)(B)(i). Therefore, agencies and facilities, as well as DOJ-certified PREA auditors seeking audit support staff are strongly encouraged to check this list for the names of decertified auditors, to ensure that the selected auditor and any support staff employed by the auditor are eligible to conduct a PREA audit. 

Questions about eligibility to conduct a PREA audit or serve as support staff should be directed to the PRC by submitting a Contact Us form here.


Auditor Search

Type of Certification
Certification Status
Karen
Albert
Lyman, SC
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

Karen is currently retired from a local sheriff's office, where she served as a correctional officer, trainer, transition coordinator, accreditation manager, and assistant director of corrections. She currently serves as an expert witness, trainer for the National Institute of Corrections, and public safety planner for both adult and juvenile justice.

Andrew
Albright
Columbus, OH
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Reason for Decertification:
Failure to complete and submit the PREA Auditor Certification Agreement by the designated deadline
Mary Ann
Aldrich
Canon City, CO
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Mary Ann is currently the administrative services manager for the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) and is the facility Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) coordinator. In addition, she supervises the facility American Correctional Association (ACA) process, staff training, the offender disciplinary process, fire/life safety process, and staff in those positions. She has worked for the DOC over 25 years in a variety of positions and is currently an ACA auditor, security auditor, and DOC internal PREA auditor.

Jacquelyn
Alexander
Savannah, GA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Jacquelyn is employed with the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) as an auditor. She was a probation auditor and is currently the PREA auditor for the state of Georgia. Prior to the auditing assignment, Jacquelyn was the chief probation officer for the Eastern Judicial Circuit of Georgia.

Cynthia
Ali
Columbus, OH
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Cynthia is currently a human services program administrator with Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of corrections, to include adult parole services supervision and community residential program auditing.

James
Allen
Rudyard, MI
Certification Status
No Longer Certified
Date Certified
Date No Longer Certified
Harley
Allen
Elizabethtown, KY
Certification Status
No Longer Certified
Date Certified
Date No Longer Certified
Marva
Allen
Monroe, OH
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Marva is currently a Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) audit administrator with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and has been employed by the department for 17 years. Previously, she was a Northwest regional operations manager and unit management chief.

Melinda
Allen
Braselton, GA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities
Melinda has 28 years of law enforcement/corrections experience. She retired as a Captain from the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Melinda has been conducting PREA audits since 2014. She also provides consulting services for those attempting to gain compliance with the PREA Standards.
Eric
Allen
Riverisde, CA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Eric is a senior correctional corporal for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and has been with the department for 18 years.