Auditors are required to use the most up-to-date Audit Report Template to produce interim and final audit reports. The Audit Report Template standardizes audit reports, addresses the reporting requirements in the PREA Standards, and prompts auditors to address each of the PREA Standards, including each provision and element in each Standard. The Audit Report Template in the Online Audit System (OAS) is always the most up-to-date version, which further reduces the burden on auditors in the conduct and reporting of their audits.
Audit Report Template in the Online Audit System
In the OAS, when an auditor submits their Auditor Compliance Tool, the audit report (whether an interim or final) is automatically generated from information provided by the agency and facility (i.e., agency profile and facility information) and the auditor (i.e., overall compliance determinations and narratives, audit findings, and provision findings). Auditors can access the system-generated reports (i.e., interim or final report) at any time to print, download, or review as necessary.
Note: It is important to know that the OAS does not send a copy of the audit report to the agency or facility. It is the auditor’s responsibility to send the interim and/or final report to the agency and facility. Agency- and facility-based users are able to access the audit report 15 days after the audit report is completed in the OAS. However, this does not relieve auditors of their obligation to submit the final report to the audited facility and/or agency.
Word versions of the Audit Report Template (for reference only)
The pdf versions of the Audit Report Template are to be used only as a reference. As of June 30, 2022, all auditors are required to conduct and report their PREA audits using the Online Audit System2:
- Prisons and Jails Audit Report Template
- Lockups Audit Report Template
- Community Confinement Audit Report Template
- Juvenile Facilities Audit Report Template
2After June 30, 2022, the PREA Management Office will consider, on a case-by-case basis, rare exceptions that may require an auditor to conduct an audit using the paper audit instrument. Auditors who are approved to conduct an audit using the paper audit instrument will receive copies of the paper audit instrument from the PREA Resource Center and will be required to complete their post-audit reporting requirements using the OAS Paper Audit Reporting Portal.