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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
Angel
Baez-Sprague
Muncy, PA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Director Baez-Sprague is currently a Community Corrections Center Director 2 for the Pennsylvania DOC, assigned to the Western Regional Deputy Secretary as a Staff Assistant. Since August of 2012, he has assisted the State PREA Compliance Division, State Correctional Institutions, and Bureau of Community Corrections Administration with technical guidance, the development of policy, procedure, and training. Angel has 14 years of experience in varying positions of criminal justice, to include juvenile probation officer, municipal police officer, corrections counselor, Contract Facility Coordinator, and Center Director. He has held Management positions as a Bureau of Community Corrections Contract Facility Coordinator, Center Director 1, Center Director 2, and Staff Assistant to Regional Deputy Secretary.

Robin
Bagby
Des Moines, IA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Robin Bagby is currently an Assistant Inspector General of the Iowa Department of Corrections and has served in this capacity for three years. Previously served as the Assistant Deputy Director of Corrections Western Region and was an Associate Warden of Treatment at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women for 15 years. Robin has been a Probation/Parole Officer, Community Treatment Coordinator, and Treatment Services Director during her 30 years with the Iowa Department of Corrections.

Nancy
Bailey
Chepachet, RI
Certification Status
No Longer Certified
Date Certified
Date No Longer Certified
Christopher
Baker
Paterson, NJ
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Chris is currently an officer with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office in New Jersey, where he has been an active member of the department since 2005. He is currently assigned to the Policy and Compliance Division, where he oversees a federal consent order, manages and creates county jail policies and procedures, and ensures that accreditation standards are maintained. Chris is also the PREA coordinator for his agency.

Ron
Baker
Lansing, KS
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Reason for Decertification:
Failure to complete and submit the PREA Auditor Certification Agreement by the designated deadline
Darin
Baker
Carson City, NV
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Darin is currently an investigator for the Office of the Inspector General for the Nevada Department of Corrections (DOC) and has been with the department for nine years. Previously, he worked with adolescents with substance abuse and addiction-related issues for three years.

Darin
Balken
Willmar, MN
Certification Status
No Longer Certified
Date Certified
Date No Longer Certified
Jeffrey
Baney
Midlothian, TX
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Jeff is currently employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) as a regional correctional programs administrator. Jeff has served as a regional PREA coordinator tasked with providing technical assistance to 19 federal facilities, including male and female facilities and detention centers. Jeff previously served as an associate warden, executive assistant, and camp administrator with the BOP.

Debra
Banks
Drakesboro, KY
Certification Status
No Longer Certified
Date Certified
Date No Longer Certified
Tanya
Banks
Wilmington, DE
Certification Status
No Longer Certified
Date Certified
Date No Longer Certified