Through a cooperative agreement between BJA and Impact Justice

List of Certified Auditors

Additional names will be listed as pending certifications are finalized.

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

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. If you are interested in forwarding a PREA audit request for proposal (RFP) to all certified auditors, the PRC will distribute the document to all certified auditors. To utilize this service, please submit a Contact Us form here.

Please note, the PRC will only distribute material related to requests for bids to conduct audits. We will not contact all auditors or groups of auditors for any other reason.

Certified Auditors

Louie
Armendariz
Hinton, WV
Date Certified
Certification
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.

Andrea
Armstrong
New Orleans, LA
Date Certified
Certification
Adult Facilities

Andrea Armstrong is a professor of law at Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law.

Kenneth
Arnold
Castle Rock, CO
Date Certified
Certification
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

Kenneth retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons as an associate warden at FDC Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Subsequently, he assumed duties as assistant superintendent at Ferris School for Boys (juvenile treatment facility) in Wilmington, Delaware, and deputy warden at the Lancaster County Prison in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For the past six years, Kenneth has audited adult prisons and jails and juvenile facilities with the ACA.

Date Recertified
Jamaine
Arvin
Fairfax, VA
Date Certified
Certification
Juvenile Facilities

Jamaine is currently the youth services coordinator for the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center. Previously, he was a Fairfax County juvenile probation officer working with at-risk juveniles within the community, treatment centers, and other residential facilities. Jamaine also previously worked in the juvenile detention center as a counselor and assistant operations manager.

Date Recertified
John
Bacon
Bakersfield, CA
Date Certified
Certification
Juvenile Facilities

John is CEO of Kern Bridges Youth Homes and a licensed clinical social worker. He holds a master’s degree in psychology from California State University, San Bernadino and a master’s degree in social work from San Diego State University. John has worked with youth in out-of-home care for over 34 years.

Date Recertified
Angel
Baez-Sprague
Muncy, PA
Date Certified
Certification
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.

Date Recertified
Robin
Bagby
Des Moines, IA
Date Certified
Certification
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.

Christopher
Baker
Paterson, NJ
Date Certified
Certification
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.

Date Recertified
Darin
Baker
Carson City, NV
Date Certified
Certification
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.

Date Recertified
Jeffrey
Baney
Midlothian, TX
Date Certified
Certification
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.