Nadine Maeser
Public Information Officer

Terri Charles
Asst. Public Information Officer


April 5, 2019

Government Relations and Public Affairs
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401


Media Advisory:
Baltimore City District Court Re-Entry Project celebrates sixth graduating class
Baltimore Ravens offensive linebacker Matt Judon to serve as keynote speaker

Approximately 25 participants in the Baltimore City District Court Re-Entry Project (DCREP) will be recognized for their successful completion of the program on Friday, April 12, at a ceremony presided by District Judge Nicole Pastore-Klein.

Judge Pastore-Klein founded the DCREP in 2016 as a court-focused, criminal recidivism initiative offering defendants an opportunity to participate in full-time job training and job placement programs as a condition of their probation or in lieu of incarceration. Approximately 123 participants have completed the program to date.

The DCREP graduates will be joined by family, friends, judges, and prosecutors. Matthew Judon, Baltimore Ravens offensive linebacker, will be the keynote speaker. Judon attended Grand Valley State and is playing in his fourth season with the Baltimore Ravens.

WHO: Baltimore City District Judge Nicole Pastore-Klein, presiding
Baltimore City District Administrative Judge Barbara Baer Waxman
Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Matthew Judon, keynote speaker
Baltimore City District Court Re-Entry Project graduates

WHAT: Baltimore City District Court Re-Entry Project’s sixth graduation ceremony

WHEN: Friday, April 12, 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Baltimore City District Court
Eastside District Court Building, Courtroom 7
1400 E. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21213

NOTE: Please contact the Maryland Judiciary’s Division of Government Relations and Public Affairs by email at or 410-260-1488, if you plan to attend or have questions about the event. Cameras will not be allowed in the courtroom during the graduation ceremony, however, members of the media may conduct on-camera interviews in the hallway outside of the courtroom. Judge Pastore-Klein will be available for interviews from

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. All persons being photographed should be asked for their consent before a picture is taken. Program participants can also be interviewed before or after the ceremony.