CORI rules for City vendors
Companies working with the City of Boston must meet certain standards when checking someone’s criminal record. We make sure companies give residents with a criminal past a fair chance of getting hired. Learn more about the Criminal Offender Record Information ordinance and its regulations.
What is a CORI report?
It’s a background check that an employer uses to see if a potential worker has a criminal history. The standard report won’t include a person’s juvenile record, but it will include:
- misdemeanor convictions within the past five years
- felony convictions within the past ten years
- certain convictions — like murder or sex offenses — that stay on a person’s record forever, and
- any cases still pending.
Some organizations, like schools, can look deeper into your criminal record. Visit the state's website for more CORI forms and information.