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Know Your CORI Rights: Criminal Record Information (CORI) Sealing and CORI Reform

Greater Boston Legal Services

This guide provides questions and answers about CORI including:

  • what is CORI and how to get it
  • sealing records
  • juvenile records
  • immigrants and CORI┬ásealing
  • CORI self audits
  • after your records are sealed
  • use of sealed records in later court cases
  • employment discrimination
  • federal jobs and the FBI
  • private background checks
  • expungement and correcting CORI mistakes
  • sealing cases in federal court or other states
  • tax credits

It also includes two appendices:  CORI resources for low income people and relevant forms.

This information relates to Massachusetts state court criminal records and Massachusetts law in effect on March 12, 2013.

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