CRIMINAL OFFENDER RECORD INFORMATION (CORI)
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. The CORI submitter will be responsible for identifying adults involved in the organization who will need to be checked or have CORI checks that will expire for the upcoming season. Hence, each club or team will have one qualified CORI Submitter who will check picture IDs , keep a copy of the ID on file and begin the process by notifying their adults when and how to register for a background check. Please have your adults register for the upcoming season by the following dates.
Fall – August 2
Spring – February 1
Please keep in mind this deadline is for the majority of your adults. Meeting this deadline will give us time to process submitted adults prior to the start of each season. When new adults join your organization they should immediately register for a CORI check even if it is outside of these deadline dates. Please keep in mind it is a law that Adults who are not CORI checked cannot work with children.
The results will be updated upon completion of the CORI check on a series of GOOGLE docs listed alphabetically by organization name. The submitter is responsible to review the information on file in this document to ensure ALL adults are CORI compliant on a regular basis throughout the year. The links to the GOOGLE doc lists are below
For the list of Approved Adults in Organizations A - E.
For the list of Approved Adults in Organizations F - K.
For the list of Approved Adults in Organizations L - N.
For the list of Approved Adults in Organizaations O - Z
For any questions concerning procedures please contact Massachusetts Youth Soccer CORI Administrator Tamie Endow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-466-8812 x 235