Legal Services Center CORI Sealing Initiative

Filed Under: Administrative Issues, CORI, Legal
122 Boylston Street
Jamaica Plain, ma 02130
Phone: 617-522-3003
Intake line: 617-390-2524

The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School has created a CORI Sealing Initiative to serve those who face severe obstacles in finding housing and employment due to their criminal record. The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School hold CORI workshops at the center, which is next to the Stony Brook T stop, every month, but they also are available during regular business hours every weekday.

Workshops: Every third Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, they hold a CORI sealing workshop during which volunteers, advocates, and lawyers consult anyone who comes in to access their record and to help potential clients understand and navigate the sealing process. Sign up at this link:

The Safety Net Project at LSC has expanded its work representing people with denials of Social Security disability benefits, SNAP assistance, and other public benefits to include representation of individuals seeking to seal or expunge information of their MA criminal record (also known as CORI).

Service hours

The Legal Services Center is currently closed to in-person interactions due to COVID-19 restrictions. All activities are being conducted offsite/remotely. At your convenience, please leave a message with your name and the best phone number and time to reach you on the Safety Net Project intake line (617 390 2524) and they will call you back as soon as possible to set up an in-person phone or video conference (zoom/FaceTime/Skype) interview. You can also reach them by emailing

Requirements & Restrictions

Low and moderate-income residents of Greater Boston, veterans, and military family members from anywhere in MA.

Waiting time
No waitlist. Call back times are being impacted by COVID-19 restrictions with delays of 2-5 days.

English and Spanish speakers on staff, all other languages including American Sign Language available as needed

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Last updated January 5, 2021


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