Healthcare Employer Guide to Hiring People with Arrest and Conviction Records
Date:  05-02-2017

Toolkit explains how healthcare providers can help reduce recidivism while cutting costs and improving patient care
From The National Employment Law Project:

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) and the Safer Foundation are excited to announce the release of a new toolkit to help healthcare employers expand their workforces to include talented healthcare workers with arrest and conviction records. NELP and Safer will also co-host webinar on June 8, 2017 to educate healthcare employers, workforce development organizations, and advocates about this important issue. The webinar will build upon our recent series of healthcare employer forums that were held in the Bay Area, Cleveland, and Dallas.

An Undiscovered Pool of Diverse and Valuable Talent

An often overlooked and underutilized pool of talented individuals is eager to become a part of your workforce and help you meet increased demand. Every year, nearly 700,000 people reenter society from incarceration; they are among the estimated 70 million adults in the U.S. who have an arrest or conviction record.

A disproportionate number of people with records are people of color, who have mostly been charged with non-violent crimes. Employers who have taken part in programs to give these individuals a second chance have praised their enthusiasm, work ethic, and loyalty.

Find the toolkit here.