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

Art
Beeler
Franklinton, NC
Date Certified
Certification
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.

Date Recertified
Joy
Bell
Roxboro, NC
Date Certified
Certification
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.

Sandi
Bellis
Mansfield, PA
Date Certified
Certification
Juvenile Facilities

Sandi has spent her 28-year career working with juveniles. Sandi is currently working as a personal safety trainer for Sam Inc. This includes training in de-escalation and safety as well as a scenario based training for Children and Youth workers throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Prior to this, Sandi was the Director of Residential Services for Tioga County Human Services. She managed a secure juvenile detention program, residential treatment program and the foster care program. Sandi has been certified as a trainer in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Safe Crisis Management, and as a facilitator for Family Group Decision Making. She is also certified as a Casework Supervisor through the Child Welfare Resource Center through the University of Pittsburgh.

William
Benjamin
Versailles, KY
Date Certified
Certification
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

William (Bill) is a Dual-Certified PREA Auditor and has conducted over 20 PREA compliance audits, including an agency audit, of state and privately-operated facilities all over the country. In July 2018, Bill retired from the New York State Commission of Correction, with over 34 years of experience auditing and assessing standard compliance of Juvenile, County Jails, Police lockups and Adult Correctional Facilities. He also has over 10 years of experience working as a Consultant and Technical Resource Provider for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). Bill completed the PREA Auditor Training in February 2014 and became an DOJ Certified PREA Auditor in April 2014. he was recertified in June 2017. He was selected in May 2018 by the PREA Resource Center to serve as a Field Training Auditor (FTA) in the Auditor Field Training Program (FTP). Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and is a Chief Warrant Officer 4 in the Navy Reserves and a Iraq War Veteran.

Date Recertified
Jason
Bennett
Forks, WA
Date Certified
Certification
Adult Facilities

Jason presently serves as the Superintendent for Olympic Corrections Center in Forks Washington, he has been with the Washington State Department of Corrections for more than 24 years. He held custody positions through the rank of Captain. Jason also served as the Correctional Program Manager and PREA Compliance Manager. Jason continues to participate as a member of the statewide PREA Advisory Committee where he supports the agencies initiatives in safety for incarcerated individuals.

Carla
Bennett-Wells
Waco, TX
Date Certified
Certification
Juvenile Facilities

Carla is currently the Compliance Officer/PREA Compliance Manager at the McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility in Waco, Texas, a facility of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. She has prepared this facility and did successfully achieve PREA compliance including receiving four exceeded standard ratings. She has also assisted in auditing nine (9) juvenile detention facilities in Texas since 2016. Carla has been employed with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department for ten years.

Roger
Benton
Fair Oaks, CA
Date Certified
Certification
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.

Rose
Beteck
Delmar, MD
Date Certified
Certification
Adult Facilities

Rose is currently a social worker with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and has been with the Department for 15 years. She has been the PREA Compliance Manager for Eastern Correctional Institution for the past two years. Previous to working in the correctional setting, she worked with families and children and in a behavioral health setting. She has a Doctorate of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership.

Michael
Betrus
Bluewater, NM
Date Certified
Certification
Adult Facilities

Mike has 18 years in corrections including 14 years at the executive level and over eight years of auditing and compliance. He worked for five years as Corporate Director of Audits, responsible for hiring, leading and directing the teams for field audits at 60 CCA facilities. As Corporate Director of Research and Risk Analysis, he was responsible for the creation of audit tools, statistical analysis and risk assessments. He has an AA in Communication, a BS Business, and a Masters in Counseling and Business Administration.  

Savitre
Bettencourt
North Brunswick, NJ
Date Certified
Certification
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.

Date Recertified