CORI Resources

The Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Ordinance, CBC 4-7, was enacted in 2005 to ensure that persons and businesses supplying goods or services to the City of Boston deploy fair policies throughout the hiring process related to the screening and identification of persons with criminal backgrounds through the CORI system. The City only does business with Vendors that have adopted and employ CORI-related policies, practices, and standards that are consistent with City standards. The Office of Civil Rights investigates complaints of non-compliance with the CORI Ordinance.


CompanyDescriptionPhone Number
Boston Workers Alliance

Boston Work Alliance is community organization which has worked since 2005 to end the employment barriers faced by members with a past court record.

617- 606-3580
Greater Boston Legal Services

Through on-site legal clinics at Roxbury District Court and Dorchester District Court, Greater Boston Legal Services provides advice, assistance and representation so that individuals can successfully petition to seal CORI records.


STRIVE provides jobs support services to persons with convictions.


SPAN, INC provides assistance and resources to persons with convictions.



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    View CORI-Friendly Companies Working with the City

    The following vendors have certified compliance with the City of Boston’s CORI friendly hiring practices and have City of Boston contracts over $5,000. The City of Boston does not guarantee employment availability at any of the vendors listed.

    View Vendor List »

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