Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Executive Office of Public Safety & Security

 Department of Criminal Justice Information Services

200 Arlington Street, Suite 2200

Chelsea, MA 02150

CORI Reform Law

Access to CORI Effective May 4, 2012


On Friday, May 4, 2012, the main provisions of Chapter 256 of the Acts of 2010, commonly known as CORI Reform, will take effect. As a result, access to Massachusetts criminal offender record information (CORI) will be significantly affected.


This document contains two tables which summarize the changes which will be taking place. The first table identifies the Categories of Access which will go into effect on May 4. It also identifies the types of information which will, and which will not, be available in each category.


The second table identifies the various Requestor Types in existence and also identifies the level(s) of access each Requestor Type will receive along with the Purposes for which each Requestor Type may request CORI. Between the two tables, each Requestor Type can determine what their level of access will be and what information they will receive in response to a CORI request

Should you have any questions about the information contained in this document or about CORI in general, please contact the Constituent Assistance and Research Unit by phone at 617.660.4640, or by e-mail at: