The Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) is a state-wide record of our involvement with the court system.
Anyone who has been charged with a crime that is punishable by incarceration regardless of the outcome (even not guilty, without findings and dismissed charges are included) of those charges, has a CORI file.
The reason I am fighting for CORI Reform is that CORI has been used to deny employment, public housing, loans and even education. Those with CORI often find themselves unemployed or caught up in a cycle of scuffling to work a temporary job and with minimal hours and pay.
Numerous Companies have refused to hire any person with CORI and some may even fire employees who have dedicated themselves for many years due to an old CORI.
People make mistakes and if they learn from those mistakes then they shouldn't be punished for the rest of their life by having to check the box, Have you been convicted of a felony.