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

Andrea
Armstrong
New Orleans, LA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

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

Kenneth
Arnold
Castle Rock, CO
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
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.

Stephen
Arnold
Hot Springs, AR
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Jamaine
Arvin
Fairfax, VA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
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.

Carolyn
Atkins
Baltimore, MD
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Sharon
Aungst
Reynoldsburg, OH
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Sharon is currently retired from state government, where she last served as Chief Deputy Secretary for Health Care at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. She also served as Deputy Director of Mental Health Services for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. She led efforts to resolve Dunn, a mental health class action lawsuit in Ohio and Coleman, Perez and Plata, health care class action lawsuits in California.

Laura
Austen
Columbus, OH
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Oscar
Aviles
Kearny, NJ
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
John
Bacon
Bakersfield, CA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
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.

Bryan
Bacon
Mayfield, KY
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified