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.

Decertified auditors include any individual who was formerly certified by the Department of Justice as a PREA auditor. Reasons for no longer holding this certification include, but are not limited to, voluntary decertification, failure to meet recertification requirements when the 3-year certification expires, and decertification for cause.

Agencies or facilities who have questions about the eligibility of an auditor to conduct their audit should contact the PRC by submitting a Contact Us form here.

Auditor Search

Karen
Albert
Lyman, SC
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

Karen is currently retired from a local sheriff's office, where she served as a correctional officer, trainer, transition coordinator, accreditation manager, and assistant director of corrections. She currently serves as an expert witness, trainer for the National Institute of Corrections, and public safety planner for both adult and juvenile justice.

Andrew
Albright
Columbus, OH
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Mary Ann
Aldrich
Canon City, CO
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Mary Ann is currently the administrative services manager for the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) and is the facility Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) coordinator. In addition, she supervises the facility American Correctional Association (ACA) process, staff training, the offender disciplinary process, fire/life safety process, and staff in those positions. She has worked for the DOC over 25 years in a variety of positions and is currently an ACA auditor, security auditor, and DOC internal PREA auditor.

Jacquelyn
Alexander
Savannah, GA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Jacquelyn is employed with the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) as an auditor. She was a probation auditor and is currently the PREA auditor for the state of Georgia. Prior to the auditing assignment, Jacquelyn was the chief probation officer for the Eastern Judicial Circuit of Georgia.

Cynthia
Ali
Columbus, OH
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Cynthia is currently a human services program administrator with Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of corrections, to include adult parole services supervision and community residential program auditing.

James
Allen
Rudyard, MI
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Harley
Allen
Elizabethtown, KY
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Marva
Allen
Monroe, OH
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Marva is currently a Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) audit administrator with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and has been employed by the department for 17 years. Previously, she was a Northwest regional operations manager and unit management chief.

Melinda
Allen
Braselton, GA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities
Melinda has 28 years of law enforcement/corrections experience. She retired as a Captain from the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Melinda has been conducting PREA audits since 2014. She also provides consulting services for those attempting to gain compliance with the PREA Standards.
Eric
Allen
Riverisde, CA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Eric is a senior correctional corporal for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and has been with the department for 18 years.