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

Shamroque
Alvis-Hill
Salem, OR
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Marlean
Ames
Akron, OH
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Juvenile Facilities

Marlean is currently the agency PREA administrator for the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS). Previous to ODYS, she served as bailiff and court administrator for Medina County Court of Common Pleas. Marlean has facilitated PREA trainings across the State of Ohio since 2009 within the juvenile justice system educating staff on vulnerabilities of confined youth. She currently has over 28 years of experience working in the criminal justice system.

Sandra
Amoia
Albany, NY
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Sandy began her career in 1982 as a Correction Officer with New York State Department of Corrections. She worked her way up the security ranks from Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Deputy Superintendent for security, Superintendent at Groveland Correctional Facility to her current position as Assistant Commissioner for Facility Operations for New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS). While working, she earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from the State University College at Buffalo. She currently serves as an ACA auditor and chairperson

Cheryl
Anderson
Blythewood, SC
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

Cheryl is currently a program coordinator and compliance monitor at the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. She reviews the records of secure facilities throughout South Carolina to determine compliance with the core principles of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Cheryl previously worked at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), where 14 years of service have provided her with experience in advocacy and direct intervention, juvenile rehabilitation, delinquency prevention, and mentoring programs.

Theodric
Anderson
Rockville, MD
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Dave
Andraska
Black River Falls, WI
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

David recently retired from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC), where he last served as superintendent of the Black River Correctional Center. Over the course of his career of 38 years, David held many positions, including superintendent, deputy warden, institution business director, finance officer, and auditor. He has many years of experience performing audits and investigations, including for the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). David currently conducts accreditations audits for ACA.

Maren
Arbach
Bismarck, ND
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

Maren Arbach currently works for the ND Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as a Training Director. In addition to the training duties, she is the PREA Coordinator for the ND DOCR. Ms. Arbach is a member of the ND DOCR PREA Team and has been involved in all aspects of the development of their PREA program. 

In 2016, Ms. Arbach began Fidelity Correctional Consulting, LLC and began conducting PREA audits. She is certified to audit both adult and juvenile facilities.

La Cole
Archuletta
Castle Rock, CO
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

La Cole is retired from the Colorado Department of Corrections, where she last served as PREA Administrator. She has more than 30 years’ experience in corrections, having worked in prisons, community corrections and parole. With experience working as a corrections officer, parole officer and an investigator. She has held various management positions within a prison and community corrections setting. 

La Cole began working with the Prison Rape Elimination Act in 2004 and started the PREA program in the Colorado Department of Corrections. She developed the PREA policy and created the processes for the agency, and became the agency’s PREA Administrator. Under her direction, the agency became compliant with the standards. La Cole was certified as a PREA auditor in 2014. 

She also has a Master’s degree in public administration and teaches criminal justice, management and public administration courses.

Shereef
Aref
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Louie
Armendariz
Hinton, WV
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
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.