Levels of name-based criminal record check access

Depending on different factors, your level of CORI access may vary.

Categories of CORI access

Category of access iCORI system must return iCORI system will not return
Personal Access
  • All adult/youthful offender convictions, non-convictions, and pending cases, as well as all civil and non-incarcerable offenses.In addition, both civil and non-incarcerable offenses must appear in their own distinct sections of the CORI report.
  • Any sealed or juvenile offenses.
Required 1
  • All adult/youthful offender convictions and penidng offenses.
  • Any sealed, juvenile, civil, and non-incarcerable offenses or non-convictions.
Required 2
  • All adult/youthful offender convictions, non-convictions, and pending offenses.
  • Any sealed, juvenile, civil, or non-incarcerable offenses.
Required 3 
  • All adult/youthful offender and juvenile offender convictions, non-convictions, and pending offenses.
  • Any sealed, civil, or non-incarcerable offenses.
Required 4
  • All adult/youthful offender and juvenile offender convictions, non-convictions, and pending offenses as well as sealed case indicators. In the scenario that actual sealed record data is available, then such records will be provided along with the indication that the arraignment is sealed.
  • Any civil or non-incarcerable offenses.
Standard access
  • If the offense is a murder, manslaughter, or sex offense and the disposition is a conviction.
  • If the offense is a misdemeanor, the disposition is a conviction and the disposition date or incarceration release date is less than 5 years prior to the CORI request date, the system must return the offense and all other convicted offenses.
  • If the offense is a felony, the disposition is a conviction and the disposition date or incarceration release date occurred less than 10 years prior to the CORI request date, the system must return the offense and all other convicted offenses.
  • If the offense is pending. 
  • If the offense disposition is a non-conviction.
  • If the offense is a misdemeanor, the disposition is a conviction and the disposition date and incarceration release date occurred 5 or more years prior to the to the CORI request date.
  • If the offense is a felony, the disposition is a conviction and the disposition date and incarceration release date are 10 or more years prior to the CORI request date.
  • If the offense is sealed, juvenile, civil, or non-incarcerable.
Open access
  • If the offense is a murder, manslaughter, or sex offense and the disposition is a conviction, the system must return the offense no matter how old the conviction is.
  • If the offense is a misdemeanor, the disposition is a conviction, and the disposition date or incarceration date occurred less than 1 year prior to the CORI request date.
  • If the offense is a felony, the disposition is a conviction, and the disposition date or incarceration release date occurred less than 2 years prior to the CORI request date.
  • If the offense is a felony that is punishable by 5 or more years in state prison provided however, that such conviction shall only be available for 10 years following the date of disposition or date of release from incarceration, whichever is later.
  • If the offense disposition is a non-conviction.
  • If the offense is pending.
  • If the offense is a misdemeanor, the disposition is a conviction, and the disposition date and incarceration release date occurred 1 or more year(s) prior to the CORI request date.
  • If the offense is a felony, the disposition is a conviction, and the incarceration release date occurred 2 or more years prior to the CORI request date.
  • If the case is sealed, civil, or non-incarcerable.

 

Requestor types, CORI access levels, and purposes

Requester type Level(s) of CORI access Purpose(s) for CORI requests
Amusement device operators Required 1 Employment and volunteers
Assisted living facilities Required 2 Employment and volunteers
Banks Required 1  Employment and volunteers
Camps Required 3 Employment, volunteers, and AmeriCorp volunteers
College, university, or technical institutions Standard and Required 1 Standard employment and volunteers with Required 1 for clinical program placements and AmeriCorps volunteers
Consumer reporting agencies Standard with multiple possibilities for on behalf of client requests Standard for the purpose of screening employees with requests on behalf of a client tied to purpose of what client is entitled to
Councils on Aging Required 2 Employment and volunteers
Basic commercial or industrial employers Standard Employment and volunteers
EOHHS funded vendors Required 1 Employment and volunteers
Agencies Required 1 Employment and volunteers
Hospitals Required 1 Employment and volunteers
Public hospitals Required 1 Employment and volunteers
In-home care Required 2 Employment and volunteers
Insurance companies Required 1  Employment and volunteers
Law firms Standard Employment and volunteers
State municipalities Standard, Required 1, or Required 2 Employment, volunteer, and licensing
State agencies Standard, Required 1, or Required 2 Employment, volunteer, and licensing
Nursing homes Required 2 Employment and volunteers
Out of state municipalities Standard Employment, volunteers, and licensing
Out of state state agencies Standard Employment, volunteers, and licensing
Private investigators Required 1 Employment and volunteers
Private landlords Standard Housing applicants
Private schools (accredited in Massachusetts) Required 2 Employment and volunteers
Private schools (not accredited in Massachusetts) Standard Employment and volunteers
Private management companies Standard Employment, volunteers, and market-rate housing
Public property management companies Standard and Required 1 Standard for employment, volunteers, and market-rate housing. Required 1 for public or subsidized housing.
Public housing authorities Standard and Required 1 Standard for employment and volunteers or Required 1 for housing applicants
Public schools (accredited in Massachusetts) Required 2 Employment and volunteers
Public schools (not accredited in Massachusetts) Standard Employment and volunteers
Real estate agencies Standard Employment, volunteers, and market-rate housing
Religious organizations Required 2 Employment and volunteers
Security companies Required 1 Employment and volunteers
Security system installers Required 1  Employment and volunteers

Organizations that do programs for adults

Standard and Required 1 Standard for employment and volunteers or Required 1 for AmeriCorps volunteers
Organizations that do programs for children under 18 Required 2 Employment and volunteers

 

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