Criminal offender record information (CORI) is a person’s criminal record history. Your CORI report is a summary of all your criminal cases in the Massachusetts state courts. CORI does not include restraining order cases or other non-criminal matters such as “51A” reports of child abuse or neglect made to the Department of Children and Families. However, a criminal case may be filed if a restraining order is violated or a child is abused.

Criminal records can make it hard to find a job, get housing or have a good life. Even if your criminal record is very old, it can create problems. If you have any past criminal cases, it is important to find out what is on your CORI report and whether the cases may be sealed.