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

Scott
Bentley
Ocala, FL
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Roger
Benton
Fair Oaks, CA
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Roger is currently retired from state service with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), where he last served as the mission captain for Female Offender Programs and Services/Special Housing. Prior to that, Roger was a deputy sheriff/correctional officer for Yolo County. Roger also served in the US Air Force for four years as a firefighter.

John
Bersinger
Folsom, CA
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Karen
Bess
Saint Gabriel, LA
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Rose
Beteck
Delmar, MD
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Michael
Betrus
Bluewater, NM
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Savitre
Bettencourt
North Brunswick, NJ
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities
Juvenile Facilities

Savitre is currently the deputy director of quality management at Community Education Centers (CEC). She ensures compliance according to contracts, American Correctional Association (ACA) standards and licensure requirements for multiple facilities in the Eastern region of CEC. Savitre has been with CEC for over 16 years. Prior to working for CEC, she worked as a lead counselor for Renaissance Behavior Health at Hudson County Juvenile Detention Center in Secaucus, NJ.

Martin
Biter
Morro Bay, CA
Certification Status
Decertified
Date Certified
Date Decertified
Rodney
Bivens
Sweetwater, TN
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Date Recertified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Rodney is currently the Director of Corrections and Personnel for the Knox County Sheriff's Office in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has been with the Sheriff's Office since April 1986. As a Certified PREA Auditor he has conducted and completed over 30 audits since being certified. He also serves as an Audit Chairperson for the American Correctional Association and has audited numerous correctional facilities across the country. Rodney began his career at the age of 19, working his way through the ranks to his current rank of Assistant Chief Deputy. He has completed numerous hours of training in the field of corrections and is looking forward to retirement in the near future.

Brian
Bivens
Loudon, TN
Certification Status
Certified
Date Certified
Certification Type
Adult Facilities

Brian is a graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology with a concentration in criminal justice. Brian is an assistant chief with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. During his 20-year career, Brian has been responsible for overseeing accreditation, housing, intake, classification, and training. Brian is a certified ACA auditor and the PREA coordinator for Knox County.