November 22, 2022


Government Relations and Public Affairs
187 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401


Media Advisory
Baltimore City District Court Re-Entry Project celebrates eighth graduating class

Retired Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver Jermaine Lewis to serve as the keynote speaker

Twenty graduates of the Baltimore City District Court Re-Entry Project (DCREP) will be recognized for their successful completion of the program on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at a ceremony presided over by District Court Judge Nicole Pastore. Judge Pastore 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. To date, 195 participants have completed the program.

The DCREP graduates will be joined by family, friends, judges, and prosecutors. Jermaine Lewis, retired Baltimore Ravens wide receiver, will serve as keynote speaker. Lewis attended University of Maryland and began his National Football League career with the Baltimore Ravens in 1996 and played until 2001. He was part of the Baltimore Ravens team during their win over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV.

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

WHEN:           Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

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

WHO:             District Court of Maryland Chief Judge John P. Morrissey
                       Baltimore City District Court Administrative Judge Geoffrey G. Hengerer
                       Baltimore City District Court Judge Nicole Pastore, presiding
                       Retired Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver Jermaine Lewis, keynote speaker
                       Baltimore City District Court Re-Entry Project graduates

NOTE: Please contact the Maryland Judiciary, 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 will be available for interviews before or after the ceremony. 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.


Bradley Tanner
Public Information Officer

Terri Charles
Asst. Public Information Officer