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Unraveling the Mysteries of CARI and “Triple I” Reports

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Program Materials: Judges must login to download program materials or contact us to request a copy by email.

Program Faculty:

Hon. Robert C. Rufo, Chair – Superior Court
Hon. Shannon Frison – Superior Court
Hon. David Ricciardone – Superior Court
Thomas R. Capasso – Massachusetts Probation Service

This program will include a Power Point and panel discussion of the various topics surrounding CARI reports and the Interstate Identification Index – so-called “Triple I’s.”

Handouts will include the latest CARI codes and sample CARI and “Triple I” reports.


  • How to read and decipher a probation Court Activity Record Information (CARI) report.
  • Understanding the meaning of CARI codes.
  • How does probation use a SOARS report?
  • Identity Management – the significance of PCF, SID, OBTN and FBI numbers.
  • Applicant Fingerprint Identification Services (AFIS).
  • How to read and decipher an Interstate Identification Index (“Triple I’s”) record.
  • Warrant Management System on MassCourts.
  • Domestic Violence Registry on CARI.
  • CARI vs. CORI – what’s the difference?

Part of the Superior Court Newer Judges Seminar Series, this program has been designed for Superior Court judges, although judges from other departments are also invited to attend.