Why am I required to complete a CORI form?

Posted 20-Sep-2018

Why do I need to fill out a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) form?

At the St. Anne – St. Catherine Collaborative, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our children, youth, elderly and disabled brothers and sisters.   As a part of that commitment, we adhere to all guidelines set forth by the Archdiocese of Boston.  One of those requirements is annual background checks.  Some of the more frequent questions we have been asked are:

Who needs a CORI check?

The Archdiocese of Boston requires that all clergy, including those not serving in a parish, and all parish staff (full and part-time), together with all volunteers (18 years of age and older) who minister to or have the potential for unmonitored access to children, youth, elderly or the disabled, undergo a CORI check.

Why do I have to fill out a CORI request form every year?

The CORI Policy of the Archdiocese as well as Archdiocesan Policies and Procedures for the Protection of Children require an annual CORI.

If I fill out a CORI form someplace else, why do I have to fill one out for the Church?

Criminal offender record information may not be shared among entities certified to have access to CORI.

Why do I have to provide so much personal information on the CORI form?

The Commonwealth determines what information must appear on the CORI request form.  The specific information ensures that the returned CORI belongs to the person who filled out the request form.

To review all of our volunteer requirements, and other related documents pertaining to our commitment to ensuring a safe environment, please CLICK    Volunteer Requirements-Info page