for Children
of Rural Nevada

Giving a voice to children in Nye & Esmeralda Counties by serving as guardian ad litem
for the 5th Judicial District Court.

Aug 28, 2023 - ACORN Welcomes 6 New Advocates!

Sep 30, 2023 Luau - Tickets  & Sponsorships On Sale NOW!

Tickets on Sale NOW!

Sponsorship Deadline: Friday, Sep 8th

Kauai, Hawaii Raffle Tickets $100

Win $1500 in cash and a one week stay at Ali'i Kai Resort in Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii

2nd Prize: $500 cash
Other prizes to be awarded

Drawing: September 30th, 2023 at the ACORN Luau. Vacation must be used by 12/31/2024.

Napali Coast

Hanalei Bay

Ali'i Kai Resort

Map of Ali'i Kai Resort, Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii

Recent Press Coverage on CASA-to-ACORN Name Change

KPVM-TV 25: 2023-07-12

Dr. Tom Waters sits down with Kathie McKenna, Executive Director of ACORN, to discuss the organization's name change and the expanded child advocacy mission!

2023 Training - Register Now! New Classes Starting Soon!

Its NEVER too late! Register NOW for 2023 Advocate Training Class!

There are still over thirty (30) children in foster care in our community that have NO VOICE representing them in court. While lawyers on both sides submit piles of documentation and briefs to the court, these children get no say in their future. Sound heart-breaking

Please consider becoming a volunteer, court-appointed, guardian ad litem. On average, it only takes about 3-4 hours per month of your time! We provides you with all of the training and on-going support and guidance you will need.

2023 ONLINE Training schedule:

OrientationTBD 2023 - 5:30-7:30pm - ACORN Training Room

TrainingTBD 2023 - 5:30-7:30pm - then every Monday & Wednesday - ACORN Training Room

Graduation:  TBD 2023 - Time TBD - Nye County Courthouse - 5th Judicial District Court, Judge Robert Lane presiding.

Have Questions or Need More Information?

Visit the Volunteer section of our website for more information, or apply online today!

You can also contact Julie Schmidt, Training & Recruiting Coordinator:   (775) 505-2272

Contact Us

1321 S. Highway 160, Suite 9APahrump, NV 89048


We invite you to get involved in your community! Consider becoming a Court Appointed Guardian Ad Litem, volunteer or donate!
(c) 2023 Advocates for Children of Rural Nevada,
an IRS 501(c)(3) designated nonprofit corporation,
serving Nye & Esmeralda Counties in Southwest Nevada.