How Chapter 385 Affects Volunteer Organizations


Chapter 385 of the Acts of 2002 amended M.G.L. c. 6 by adding § 172H which mandates that all volunteer organizations that primarily provide activities or programs to children eighteen (18) years of age or less, and which accepts volunteers, are now required to conduct CORI checks of its volunteers. The law requires that the CORI check be conducted prior to accepting any person as a volunteer.