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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
Shamroque
Alvis-Hill
Salem, OR
Certification Status
No Longer Certified
Date Certified
Date No Longer Certified
Marlean
Ames
Akron, OH
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Juvenile Facilities

Marlean is currently the agency PREA administrator for the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS). Previous to ODYS, she served as bailiff and court administrator for Medina County Court of Common Pleas. Marlean has facilitated PREA trainings across the State of Ohio since 2009 within the juvenile justice system educating staff on vulnerabilities of confined youth. She currently has over 28 years of experience working in the criminal justice system.

Sandra
Amoia
Albany, NY
Certification Status
No Longer Certified
Date Certified
Date No Longer Certified
Cheryl
Anderson
Blythewood, SC
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

Cheryl is currently a program coordinator and compliance monitor at the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. She reviews the records of secure facilities throughout South Carolina to determine compliance with the core principles of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Cheryl previously worked at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), where 14 years of service have provided her with experience in advocacy and direct intervention, juvenile rehabilitation, delinquency prevention, and mentoring programs.

Theodric
Anderson
Rockville, MD
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Reason for Decertification:
Failure to complete and submit the PREA Auditor Certification Agreement by the designated deadline
Dave
Andraska
Black River Falls, WI
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

David recently retired from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC), where he last served as superintendent of the Black River Correctional Center. Over the course of his career of 38 years, David held many positions, including superintendent, deputy warden, institution business director, finance officer, and auditor. He has many years of experience performing audits and investigations, including for the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). David currently conducts accreditations audits for ACA.

Maren
Arbach
Bismarck, ND
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

Maren Arbach currently works for the ND Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as a Training Director. In addition to the training duties, she is the PREA Coordinator for the ND DOCR. Ms. Arbach is a member of the ND DOCR PREA Team and has been involved in all aspects of the development of their PREA program. 

In 2016, Ms. Arbach began Fidelity Correctional Consulting, LLC and began conducting PREA audits. She is certified to audit both adult and juvenile facilities.

La Cole
Archuletta
Castle Rock, CO
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

La Cole is retired from the Colorado Department of Corrections, where she last served as PREA Administrator. She has more than 30 years’ experience in corrections, having worked in prisons, community corrections and parole. With experience working as a corrections officer, parole officer and an investigator. She has held various management positions within a prison and community corrections setting. 

La Cole began working with the Prison Rape Elimination Act in 2004 and started the PREA program in the Colorado Department of Corrections. She developed the PREA policy and created the processes for the agency, and became the agency’s PREA Administrator. Under her direction, the agency became compliant with the standards. La Cole was certified as a PREA auditor in 2014. 

She also has a Master’s degree in public administration and teaches criminal justice, management and public administration courses.

Shereef
Aref
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Certification Status
No Longer Certified
Date Certified
Date No Longer Certified
Louie
Armendariz
Hinton, WV
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Louie is currently the PREA coordinator for the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority (10 jails). He has been in corrections since 2002. Prior to that, he spent 23 years in the US Air Force.