HAN member Advocate Aurora Health developed a pilot program to provide individuals returning from the criminal justice system who reside in the communities it serves with equal access to employment opportunities. The health system hired 22 individuals in the past year and provided individualized support to help them adapt to the workplace and remain in their jobs.
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Quote from Kim Quetschke, talent sourcing specialist with Advocate Aurora Health: “Health care is a very welcoming place to returning citizens. There are actually very few convictions that would prevent someone from working in health care.” She noted the program helps reduce recidivism among participants and boosts their household income.