South Hadley Police
Massachusetts Criminal History
On August 6, 2010, Governor Patrick signed into law Chapter 256 of the Acts of 2010, commonly known as CORI Reform, making significant changes to the CORI law. The law changes who will have authorized access to CORI and how CORI will be accessed. Most of the new provisions go into effect on May 4, 2012.
The Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) is the Massachusetts agency statutorily designated to oversee the authorized release of CORI to the non-criminal justice community and provide a public safety information system and network to support data collection, information sharing, and interoperability for the Commonwealth's criminal justice and law enforcement community. The DCJIS is working to roll out a new secure, web-based service called “iCORI”, which will replace the existing CORI system.
After May 4, 2012, all governmental agencies will request and receive CORI via the iCORI service. In most cases, responses to these requests will be returned instantaneously.
Also after May 4th, employers, volunteer organizations, landlords, and individuals will request, pay for, and receive CORI online using iCORI.
For additional information please contact the CORI Unit at (617) 660-4640 or visit their website at www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/dcjis/
A fee per name is charged for all public access requests, regardless of whether or not a record is available and released.