Who Must Complete a CORI Request?
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 U.S. Soccer Connect Adult Registration process.
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)
- Organization Employees
- Concession Workers
- Tournament Organizers, Employees, Volunteers
- And, any other person age 18 or older who may have the opportunity to have direct and unmonitored access to children.
Risk Manager/CORI Submitter – Commonwealth of Mass CORI Policy Information
As stated above, 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 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).
- 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. Risk Managers/CORI Submitters will be responsible, along with their organization’s registrars, for making sure all adults involved in their program are properly registered, CORI Checked and Cleared, and have been CORI Verified.
- Hence, each club or team will have one qualified Risk Manager/CORI submitter who will be responsible for collecting every adult's CORI Acknowledgement form and verify identity.
- The Risk Manager/CORI Submitter role has more Risk Management responsibilities. Please review the “Risk Manager Checklist” and the “Risk Manager Responsibilities and Guidelines” documents for the requirements and responsibilities of this role. Both are located on the right-hand side of the Risk Manager Information Webpage.
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