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
Tammy Settergren grew up in Chalmers, Indiana (White County) on a large farm where she lived with her parents and an older brother. After graduating from Purdue University with a BS in Business Management and Marketing, Tammy moved to Indianapolis where she met her husband of 20+ years, Jay. Jay is a 30+ year career firefighter at IFD and a leader of Indiana Task Force One. Tammy and Jay together had two sons, Riley and Chase, both who attended Eastern Hancock High School, as well as son JJ (Jay) who is a Fisher’s Police officer.
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 and Outreach Manager
Alexis Warren graduated from Earlham College in May 2021. She works and volunteers for multiple organizations in Hancock County. Ever since she was little you could see her on the go serving those without a voice. Now you can find her doing just that with CASA as the Social Media and Outreach Manager.
In her free time, she is usually found planting native gardens, hiking with her boyfriend and dogs, or eating at hidden gems.