Travel Reimbursement (Student Members)

Contingent upon available funds, student members are eligible to receive travel reimbursement for their commute to their service sites, JusticeCorps-specific trainings and events. Members may not submit claims greater than the actual distance traveled. In addition to that, the calculation for travel may not exceed the distance between a member’s campus and their service site. Members must also carefully review additional travel reimbursement information and instructions specific to their method of transportation.

Personal Vehicle

Additional Information and Instructions

Generally, members may only select between a parking or a mileage claim on any given day (offsite JusticeCorps trainings and events are the exception, in which they may claim both). Mileage calculation may not exceed the distance between a member's campus and service site. Parking reimbursement is limited to $7 per day.

 

Members using a personal vehicle to commute to service must use the court's travel expense claim form to request reimbursement. Claims must be submitted within 60 days from the date of travel. Members submit travel expense claim forms to Bekah Askew, raskew@alameda.courts.ca.gov, for processing.

Public Transit

Additional Information and Instructions

 

Public transportation costs are reimbursed in the form of a clipper card. Once their expenses reach at least $50 ($92 for Caltrain commuters) they may submit a Clipper Card Form, detailing their initial costs. Upon approval, members will be issued a JusticeCorps Clipper Card. JusticeCorps Clipper Cards should only be used for trips to and from JusticeCorps service and trainings. Please review this memo for additional information. 

Personal Vehicle

Additional Information and Instructions

 

Generally, parking reimbursement is limited to $7 per day.

Mileage costs are automatically calculated based on the federal standard mileage rate at the time of travel, so please make sure you are using the most recent "travel expense claim" form provided by the court. 

 

Fellows using a personal vehicle to commute to service must use the court's travel expense claim form to request reimbursement. Claims must be submitted within 60 days from the date of travel. Fellows submit travel expense claim forms at the end of each month to Bekah Askew, raskew@alameda.courts.ca.gov, for processing.

Public Transit

Additional Information and Instructions

 

Public transportation costs are reimbursed in the form of a clipper card each month in $50 or $100 increments. Fellows receiving Clipper Cards to coordinate with Jake Jimenez, jjimenez2@alameda.courts.ca.gov

Travel Reimbursement (Fellows)

Contingent upon available funds, full-time members (or fellows/team leads) are eligible to receive travel reimbursement for their commute to service, program trainings and events. Reimbursement for travel to and from service site is limited to $100 per month. Travel expenses (such as mileage, parking, toll-fees, and public transit fare) to off-site JusticeCorps program trainings, events, and AmeriCorps Days of Service may be claimed separately, or in addition to the monthly limit of $100. Similarly, fellows required to travel between service locations during their service (i.e. from one court location to another) may be reimbursed for fare or mileage, and will not not count towards their $100 monthly limit. Fellows may not submit a claim greater than the actual distance traveled. For example, if fellows are providing mostly remote service in a given month and their travel expenses do not reach the $100 monthly limit, they may only request for reimbursement reflecting their actual costsIn addition, fellows must also carefully review the additional travel reimbursement information and instructions below specific to their method of transportation.