CORI Policies and Procedures
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI)
In order to process your CORI, you MUST be affiliated with Mass Youth Soccer
NEW PROCESS STARTS August 17, 2015
The Criminal Offender Record Information (“CORI”) laws and regulations in Massachusetts were first enacted in the early 1970s. While they have and continue to undergo a number of changes and developments, their primary focus remains intact. CORI is designed to protect the general public from exposure to potentially dangerous individuals with a criminal past. Organizations that serve vulnerable segments of the population such as Massachusetts Youth Soccer are given limited access to information about prospective coaches, administrators, volunteers and employees who may have a serious criminal history and who may pose a significant threat to the children involved in youth soccer across the state. The agency that oversees criminal background checks in the Commonwealth is the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS).
This web page is designed to help clarify the policies and procedures Massachusetts Youth Soccer and all of our affiliated organizations MUST follow when conducting criminal background checks.
Each youth soccer organization is required to identify a CORI submitter, and Massachusetts Youth Soccer will qualify that person under the State CORI Office guidelines. CORI submitters will be responsible, along with their organization’s registrars, for making sure all adults involved in their program are properly registered and CORI checked. Hence, each club or team will have one qualified CORI submitter who will be responsible for collecting every adult's CORI agreement form and verify identity. Instructions and forms for a CORI Submitter can be found by clicking on the left.
NEW ADULT AND CORI REGISTRATION PROCEDURES (8/14/15)
Effective August 14, 2015 a new Adult and CORI registration procedure has been implemented. Now, all adults must first complete the Mass Youth Soccer Adult Registration process before completing the CORI registration forms. Detailed instructions on the new procedures can be found by clicking here: ADULT AND CORI REGISTRATIONS.
Who Must Complete an Adult and CORI Registration?
Every adult associated with all organizations who may have the opportunity to have direct and unmonitored access to children is required by state law to complete the CORI certification process. (Massachusetts CORI Reform - Chapter 385 of the Acts of 2002). The first step of the process will be for all adults to properly register with Mass Youth Soccer using the new Adult Registration process on ShareView.
Using the above requirement of all adults who may have the opportunity to have direct and unmonitored access to children, the following individuals will be required to register:
- • Coaches (all types)
- • Team Managers, including designated team parents assigned team management responsibilities
- • Board members (Officers, Directors, Administrators, Committee Chairs, Appointees, etc.)
- • Referees (Note: All USSF Referees will complete their CORI registration through MSRC). • Trainers (Permanent or Temporary)
- • Volunteers
- • Organization Employees
- • Concession Workers
- • Tournament Organizers, Employees, Volunteers
- • And, any other persons age 18 or older who may have the opportunity to have direct and unmonitored access to children.
- CORI Results
The current practice of posting the result of CORI check on a series of Google Docs, listed alphabetically by organization name, will continue through the end of 2015. Each organization's CORI submitter is responsible for reviewing the information on file in this document on a regular basis to ensure that ALL adults are CORI compliant. The links to the Google Doc lists are below. Beginning in 2016, the method of checking an adult's status will be moved to the ShareView system used for the new Adult and CORI registration process.