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

Debora
Zauhar
Cloquet, MN
Date Certified
Certification
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

Debora is the recently retired Jail Administrator from Carlton County in Minnesota, which is located 20 miles southwest of Duluth.  In addition to her leadership role with the Sheriff's Office, she served on various local, regional, and state boards throughout her 30 year correctional career, and was recognized by the Minnesota Sheriff's Association as the Jail Administrator of the Year in 2010. Debora holds a B.A. degree in Sociology/Criminology, minor in Psychology, and was an adjunct professor for the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College for a short time.  She was also a part-time licensed peace officer and has experience in the supervision; care, custody and control of a diverse inmate population.  The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation lies within Carlton and St. Louis Counties.  Debora is passionate about ensuring safe confinement for staff and inmates and is currently a legal assistant for a reputable personal injury law firm.  She looks forward to assisting you with all of your PREA auditing needs.

Date Recertified
Sheryl
Zenzen
Romulus, NY
Date Certified
Certification
Adult Facilities

Sheryl is currently superintendent at Albion Correctional Facility, a female adult and work release facility in New York State. She has served for 29 years with the department and was appointed superintendent in 2012. She has served in titles through the program ranks. She has worked in maximum and medium security along with a drug treatment facility and community residential.

Patrick
Zirpoli
Milanville, PA
Date Certified
Certification
Adult Facilities

Patrick is retired from the Pennsylvania State Police. He spent the majority of his career in Criminal Investigation, which included homicide, sexual assault and child abuse. He worked implementing the PREA standards in Pennsylvania from the investigation point of view, using his common sense approach to apply the standards to real life situations.  He is committed to assisting other agencies in the transition to become PREA compliant.

Date Recertified