All Canton Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) volunteers must complete a CORI check. This check is required under Massachusetts regulation. Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) administers the process for all affiliated youth soccer programs in Massachusetts and requires all affiliated programs to participate.
As part of the required procedures, CYSA must adhere to the following:
Require all volunteers to complete the online CORI check form.
Maintain a copy of all volunteers’ state or federal photo ID (driver’s licenses)
The Criminal Offender Record Information (“CORI”) laws and regulations in Massachusetts were first enacted in the early 1970s. While they have and continue to undergo a number of changes and developments, their primary focus remains intact. CORI is designed to protect the general public from exposure to potentially dangerous individuals with a criminal past. Organizations that serve vulnerable segments of the population, such as Canton Youth Soccer (CYSA), are given limited access to information about prospective coaches, administrators, volunteers and employees who may have a serious criminal history and who may pose a significant threat to the children involved in youth soccer across the state. The agency that oversees Criminal Background Checks in the Commonwealth is the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS).