Background Check (CORI) Procedures
BACKGROUND CHECK (CORI) PROCEDURES
Massachusetts Youth Soccer Presidents & Registrars:
You all need to be aware of major changes happening within Massachusetts Youth Soccer. These changes will first affect the way the CORI Background Checks are run on every adult member. These changes are an effort on our part 1) to follow Massachusetts State laws more closely and 2) to make the background check, which protects the youth soccer players of Massachusetts, more thorough and more timely. Your immediate attention to the Background Check (CORI) procedures is required.
The agency that oversees Criminal Background Checks in the Commonwealth is the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services ((DCJIS). To access the new CORI Information Page, CLICK HERE. This page on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website has numerous resources concerning the capable and effective administration of the CORI laws.
Each youth soccer organization is required to identify a CORI submitter and Massachusetts Youth Soccer will qualify that person with the State CORI Office. The CORI background checks will then be initiated by that CORI Submitter. Hence, each club or team will have one qualified CORI Submitter who will check picture IDs, keep a copy of the ID’s on file, and to begin the background check process by submitting all adults’ information on the iCORI template to Tamie Endow at Tendow@mayouthsoccer.org . The results will come directly to Massachusetts Youth Soccer. To improve the process for all of us, we will then provide you instant feedback as to the results through our new online registration provider, Korrio.
Your organization MUST have, AT ALL TIMES, a Qualified CORI Submitter. This can be done by filling out the CORI submitter form that can be found by CLICKING HERE and then emailing that form to Massachusetts Youth Soccer Director of Member Services, Tamie Endow at firstname.lastname@example.org.