Friends of Alaska’s Children in Care support for volunteers falls primarily into two categories: 1) Direct Support: providing help for volunteers in their contacts with the children for whom they advocate, and 2) CASA Training and Events: providing assistance to volunteers for continuing education.
CASAs also receive direct support though free gift cards, which are available through local CASA program coordinators for CASA use in activities with children and youth. Mileage reimbursements (at federal government rate) are available for CASA’s using personal vehicles in their work with their child(ren). In addition, CASAs are eligible for training and education opportunities, such as the bi-annual state-wide CASA/GAL Conference; see CASA Training and Events below.
New in 2020! To best support CASAs in their tremendous work with children and youth in care, FACC has established funding to directly support CASA needs such as reimbursement for travel to visit children and youth in alternative care placements/relative placements/final adoptions and other out-of-pocket CASA expenses that directly support advocacy of CASA represented child(ren). Direct support requests may be made by CASAs and may also be requested by GALs and CASA Program Coordinators on a CASA’s behalf, with the CASA’s consent. Use the following link to apply in advance (preferred). If expenses, have already been incurred, you may still apply for support using the same form:
CASA Direct Support Application: Apply on-line or download application
Mileage Reimbursement: Download form
For CASA training, conferences, and other group events:
CASA Training & Events:
Travel Scholarship Application: Apply on-line or download application
Training Scholarship: Apply on-line or download application
For more information, please see the FACC Travel Policy:
Travel Policy for CASA Training & Events (2018)
Contact us if you have any questions!