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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
Alton
Baskerville
Midlothian, VA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Alton is a retired warden of 32 years with a total of thirty-nine years with the Virginia Department of Corrections. He has directed a consulting business for three years and currently serves as president of the Virginia Correctional Association, which is a dual chapter of the American Correctional Association (ACA).

Matt
Bauer
Hastings, MN
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Juvenile Facilities

Matt is currently a supervisor in community corrections for Dakota County, Minnesota. He has been with the county for 19 years, all within juvenile corrections. Matt has 15 years of experience supervising a variety of juvenile programs. This supervisory experience includes: secure detention, secure correctional treatment programs, day treatment, field probation services, juvenile drug court, and three years’ experience as the president of the Minnesota Juvenile Detention Association. 

Darlene
Baugh
McGaheysville, VA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Darlene is currently retired from the Iowa DOC, where she last served as a deputy warden of the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. Prior to that position, she served as assistant deputy director for Western Operations. She has spent more than 30 years working in corrections in both private and state systems, as well as field, residential, and institutional settings.

Earl “Richard”
Bazzle
Chappells, SC
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Richard is currently a compliance reviewer for the Nakamoto Group, Inc. responsible for conducting compliance inspections for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He retired from the South Carolina DOC after 34 years and served 17 years as warden of both male and female high security facilities and as an administrator at the agency central office.

Emilee
Beach
Roxie, MS
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Emilee is currently the quality assurance/compliance manager at Adams County Correctional Center, a Federal Bureau of Prisons contract facility owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America. She has been with the company since 2009.

Daniel
Bean
Alfred, ME
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Daniel is current the Operations Captain at the York County Jail and has been employed with the department for just over five years. Previously, Daniel was a sergeant at the Wells (ME) Police Department with experience working as a detective and investigating sex crimes.

Wayne
Bear
Harrisburg, PA
Certification Status
No Longer Certified
Date Certified
Date No Longer Certified
Art
Beeler
Franklinton, NC
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Art worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for 33 1/2 years, retiring as a complex warden at the FCC, Butner, North Carolina. He had a host of other assignments in the BOP, including senior deputy assistant director for health services and witness protection coordinator and executive assistant for correctional programs, as well as at the institutional level. Since retirement, Art has been an ACA auditor, has taught at a number of universities both as an adjunct and as a full-time instructor, and has done consulting work for the North Carolina DOC as well as the Department of State. He served on Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) expert committees in health care and mental health and testified to the commission on confidentiality.

Jill
Beeler-Andrews
Columbus, OH
Certification Status
No Longer Certified
Date Certified
Date No Longer Certified
Joy
Bell
Roxboro, NC
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Joy works with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) as maintenance mechanic supervisor at a federal medical center. She has been with the agency for 20-plus years and has held various other positions of responsibility across the country with this agency. Before beginning a career with BOP, she was employed by the Florida State Department of Corrections as a correctional officer for four years.