In the archdiocese, principals as well as certain people at the Archdiocesan Catholic Center
have traditionally been designated confidential reporters of criminal
offender record information (CORI reporters) to receive, process, store,
and act on fingerprint reports and any subsequent arrest notifications.
The archdiocese is working with the locations in the archdiocese and
with the Department of Justice to transition from having principals as
CORI reporters and to centralize this function in the archdiocesan Fingerprinting Office, except for clergy for whom the vicar for clergy
will continue as the CORI reporter. The archdiocesan Fingerprinting
Office coordinates and advises people who are CORI reporters; those
people are required to file certain materials with the California
Department of Justice.