In a staggering rejection of the newspaper's appeals, Williams writes that police have "the discretion to withhold records determined to be covered by CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information
law).'' This is a reversal of a 2010 ruling by the secretary of state's office which stated that arrest records were public information after initiation of a criminal complaint, which generally includes those documents gathered before an arraignment but after an arrest.
This "ban the box" legislation, which amends the anti-discrimination statute in Massachusetts and is part of a greater reform of the Criminal Offender Record Information
(CORI) law, is intended to provide greater employment opportunities for those with past criminal convictions.
The new law requires all volunteer--even parents on a field trip to the zoo--to be screened against names in the state's Criminal Offender Record Information
In Massachusetts, long-term care facilities are permitted to conduct Criminal Offender Record Information
(CORI) investigations of job applicants.
Now Galvin's deputy has gone further by deciding that police can permanently withhold records even after an investigation is completed and an arrest has been made, citing the rules limiting access to the state's database of Criminal Offender Record Information
The BPD claims, with absolutely no basis in state law, that the officers' names are protected from public disclosure because they are in a restricted database under the state's Criminal Offender Record Information
According to Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, IFC parents must meet several requirements and qualifications, including passing a Criminal Offender Record Information
check; fingerprinting; completing the Massachusetts Approach to Partners in Parenting (MAPP) training and passing a home study, which includes safety standards.
The problem, according to the audit, is that EEC is failing to enforce fully the state's Criminal Offender Record Information
system, is not conducting the annual unannounced visits to all licensed child-care facilities as required by law, and is not ensuring that the providers are up-to-date on their CORI checks.
Tabled several issues, including reviewing policy drafts for making CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information
) checks mandatory for all new municipal employees, and conducting checks on current employees, and performing a driving record check on Class D municipal drivers.
Sluckis was fined $450 for improperly obtaining and disseminating Criminal Offender Record Information
, according to the state Criminal History Systems Board.