Hancock County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), located in Greenfield, Indiana, is a non-profit organization serving abused and neglected child victims in Hancock County, Indiana. CASA works with volunteer advocates who provide hundreds of neglected, abused, and exploited children with a voice in the court, and a friend in the court process.
So far in 2021, 68 children have been removed from their home because of abuse and neglect and we have over 150 children being served at this time.
Meet Our Team
Marciann McClarnon Miller
Marciann is a hometown girl who loves Hancock County and has been a child advocate her entire life. The oldest of five children, she has always loved working with children. After teaching for 37 years, Marciann became a CASA volunteer. In January of 2020, she became the founding Director of Hancock County CASA and the founding Executive Director of Friends of Hancock County CASA, Inc. Marciann is the founding treasurer of the Hancock County Community Foundation, founder of Regreening Greenfield, Past President of Psi Iota Xi, Past Commissioner of the Hancock County Pioneer Cemetery Commission, a member of DAR and Greenfield Historic Landmarks, and a past Advisory Board Member of Zoey’s Place, Child Advocacy Center.
Marciann and her husband, Tom, love traveling, hiking, gardening, and cheering on their 12 grandchildren at various sporting events and just watching them grow up.
Jodi Bass married Tom Watkins on December 6th (the day before the bombing of Pearl Harbor) only several years later. She and her husband have enjoyed 44 booming years together. She raised two sons, Sam and Travis in Fortville. She is proud of her two granddaughters, Ellery and Emery.
Jodi has had her hand in a lot of different jobs. She was her husband’s bookkeeper for his tire store. She worked in the school as a Library Asst. to be on the same schedule as her boys. After they were self-sufficient, she worked at Hancock Memorial Hospital Radiology Office. Jodi worked as an Airline reservationist for ATA, and rented cars for Hertz in Kona, HI. Then she retired after 13 years as a Flight Attendant for Republic Airlines.
Jodi has since downsized to a 20 acre farm in Mt. Comfort where her husband, Tom grew up. There she enjoys raising chickens.
When Jodi was contemplating retirement, she viewed a spot on a news show about CASA in Marion County. Jodi thought that would be a great way to fill her extra time after retirement. With some investigation, she found CASA in Hancock County. The Spring of 2018 she finished her training and took on her first case. That one finished and she took on two more cases. She now works part-time in the office as Case Manager.
Child Care Specialist
Social Media & Community Outreach Manager
Born and raised in Hancock County, MacKenzie graduated from Greenfield Central High School. After completing her bachelor’s degree at IUPUI, she then went into marketing, communications, and public outreach within the State of Indiana. MacKenzie enjoyed her time with the State building awareness and spreading beneficial information and resources to Hoosiers in need of assistance and support.
MacKenzie joined CASA in the fall of 2022 to help spread awareness and share the importance of CASA. Through social media and outreach efforts, MacKenzie plans to help build CASA’s presence in Hancock County to help serve neglected and abused children in her community. In her spare time, MacKenzie enjoys time with her family and animals along with traveling.