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CORI Policy

Swansea Little League


Where Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks are part of a general

background check for employment, volunteer work or licensing purposes, the following

practices and procedures will generally be followed.

I.    CORI checks will only be conducted as authorized by CHSB. All applicants

      will be notified that a CORI check will be conducted. If requested, the

      applicant will be provided with a copy of the CORI policy.

II.   An informed review of a criminal record requires adequate training.

      Accordingly, all personnel authorized to review CORI in the decision-making

                 process will be thoroughly familiar with the educational materials made

                 available by CHSB.

III.  Unless otherwise provided by law, a criminal record will not automatically

                 disqualify an applicant. Rather, determinations of suitability based on CORI

      checks will be made consistent with this policy and any applicable law or


IV. If a criminal record is received from CHSB, the authorized individual will

     closely compare the record provided by CHSB with the information on the

     CORI request form and any other identifying information provided by the

     applicant, to ensure the record relates to the applicant.

V.  If the Swansea Little League is inclined to make an adverse decision based on

     the results of the CORI check, the applicant will be notified immediately. The

     applicant shall be provided with a copy of the criminal record and the

     organization's CORI policy, advised of the part(s) of the record that make the

     individual unsuitable for the position or license, and given an opportunity to

     dispute the accuracy and relevance of the CORI record.

VI. Applicants challenging the accuracy of the policy shall be provided a copy of

     CHSB’s Information Concerning the Process in Correcting a Criminal

     Record. If the CORI record provided does not exactly match the

     identification information provided by the applicant, Swansea Little League will

     make a determination based on a comparison of the CORI record and

     documents provided by the applicant. The Swansea Little League may contact

     CHSB and request a detailed search consistent with CHSB policy.

VII. If the Swansea Little League reasonably believes the record belongs to the

     applicant and is accurate, based on the information as provided in section IV

     of this policy, then the determination of suitability for the position or license

     will be made. Unless otherwise provided by law, factors considered in

     determining suitability may include, but not be limited to the following:

(a) Relevance of the crime to the position sought;

(b) The nature of the work to be performed;

(c) Time since the conviction;

(d) Age of the candidate at the time of the offense;

(e) Seriousness and specific circumstances of the offense;

(f) The number of offenses;

(g) Whether the applicant has pending charges;

(h) Any relevant evidence of rehabilitation or lack thereof;

(i) Any other relevant information, including information submitted by the

candidate or requested by the hiring authority

Disqualifiers may include, but are not necessarily limited to the following offenses.  League Officers will make suitability decisions for these, and other crimes not mentioned, based on the factors listed in section VII above.

·      Applicant is a registered Sex Offender

·      Convictions or Pending cases for any sex crime, and or crimes against children

·      Convictions or Pending cases for any narcotic trafficking offense

·      Convictions or Pending cases for any offense relating to unlawfully carrying/possessing a firearm

·      Convictions in the last 10 years or pending cases for felony assaults

·      Convictions in the last 10 years or pending cases for felony drug offenses

·      Convictions in the last 10 years or pending cases for felony crimes against person

VIII. Swansea Little League will notify the applicant of the decision and the basis of

        the decision in a timely manner.

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