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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
Scott
Bentley
Ocala, FL
Certification Status
No Longer Certified
Date Certified
Date No Longer Certified
Roger
Benton
Fair Oaks, CA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Roger is currently retired from state service with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), where he last served as the mission captain for Female Offender Programs and Services/Special Housing. Prior to that, Roger was a deputy sheriff/correctional officer for Yolo County. Roger also served in the US Air Force for four years as a firefighter.

John
Bersinger
Folsom, CA
Certification Status
No Longer Certified
Date Certified
Date No Longer Certified
Karen
Bess
Saint Gabriel, LA
Certification Status
No Longer Certified
Date Certified
Date No Longer Certified
Rose
Beteck
Delmar, MD
Certification Status
No Longer Certified
Date Certified
Date No Longer Certified
Michael
Betrus
Bluewater, NM
Certification Status
No Longer Certified
Date Certified
Date No Longer Certified
Savitre
Bettencourt
North Brunswick, NJ
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

Savitre is currently the deputy director of quality management at Community Education Centers (CEC). She ensures compliance according to contracts, American Correctional Association (ACA) standards and licensure requirements for multiple facilities in the Eastern region of CEC. Savitre has been with CEC for over 16 years. Prior to working for CEC, she worked as a lead counselor for Renaissance Behavior Health at Hudson County Juvenile Detention Center in Secaucus, NJ.

Martin
Biter
Morro Bay, CA
Certification Status
No Longer Certified
Date Certified
Date No Longer Certified
Brian
Bivens
Loudon, TN
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Brian is a graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology with a concentration in criminal justice. Brian is an assistant chief with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. During his 20-year career, Brian has been responsible for overseeing accreditation, housing, intake, classification, and training. Brian is a certified ACA auditor and the PREA coordinator for Knox County.

Rodney
Bivens
Sweetwater, TN
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Rodney is currently the Director of Corrections and Personnel for the Knox County Sheriff's Office in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has been with the Sheriff's Office since April 1986. As a Certified PREA Auditor he has conducted and completed over 30 audits since being certified. He also serves as an Audit Chairperson for the American Correctional Association and has audited numerous correctional facilities across the country. Rodney began his career at the age of 19, working his way through the ranks to his current rank of Assistant Chief Deputy. He has completed numerous hours of training in the field of corrections and is looking forward to retirement in the near future.