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

Deborah
Bell
Coronado, CA
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Cindy
Bell
Fairview, TN
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Sandi
Bellis
Mansfield, PA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
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
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
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.

Kenneth
Bennett
Kuna, ID
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Levi
Bennett
Lincoln, NE
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Jacqueline
Bennett
Midlothian, NY
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Jason
Bennett
Forks, WA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
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
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Juvenile Facilities
Carla is currently the PREA Coordinator for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. Prior to this position, Carla was a Compliance Officer/PREA Compliance Manager at the McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility in Mart, Texas, a facility of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. Through her coordination and guidance, the facility did successfully achieve PREA compliance including receiving four exceeding 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 twelve years.
William
Benson
Wheeling, IL
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified