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Veteran's Treatment Court

Veterans' Treatment Court

Our mission is to serve Macomb County veterans in the justice system through a specialized treatment court docket, focusing on substance abuse and mental health treatment, and by providing the tools required to lead productive and law-abiding lives.

Veterans' Treatment Court

40 N. Main St.
Mount Clemens, MI 48043


Our judge

Image of Judge Michael Servitto

Judge Michael E. Servitto graduated from Warren De La Salle Collegiate High School. He received a BA in Political Science from Michigan State University, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law. During law school, he was a member of King Scholars Program, and was elected Note and Comment Editor of the Law Review. Judge Servitto began his legal career as Clerk in the Tort Defense Division of the Michigan Attorney General’s Office. He also worked as a Law Clerk for Judge Mark Switalski and for the Warren City Attorney. Judge Servitto worked for the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office from 2003 to 2016 as principal trial attorney and also served as Chief of the Cold Case Unit and Chief of the District Court. He received the Most Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Macomb Bar Association, and was a Mount Clemens Planning Board Commissioner.



Drug Court team members


Brett Karwowicz - Coordinator

Phone: 586-463-8746
Fax: 586-783-8179

Emily Vasilovski- Probation Agent

Phone: 513-503-6254

Jon Biernat - Defense Counsel


Catherine Castle - Therapist

Phone: 586-281-0150

Kumar Palepu - Asst Prosecutor

Phone: 586-463-8746

Daniel Cuscheiri - Detroit VA VJO

Phone: 313-848-8324

Christina Wohlfield - Court Services Director

Phone: 586-469-5229



Welcome to the Macomb County Veterans' Treatment Court homepage

The MCVTC held its first scheduled court session April 2012 before Judge Mark Switalski. Judge Michael Servitto now presides over the VTC docket. Court is held on Thursday afternoons.

For questions about the MCVTC, please email us at


Veterans' Treatment Court application procedure

You must use the updated form below and it must be emailed to to be processed.

Please be sure to include a cell phone number and an email address for your client as interviews will be conducted remotely.  

For questions, please email us at or call 586-469-5016. Please note: The transfer application should be used for Felony Out of County transfer cases only, and in addition to the MCVTC Application.

Please see the following resources for online support for those with substance use disorders.

Entry procedure

Defense Counsel - please fill out the MCVTC application - Circuit Court and turn in to Specialty Court Services on the 6th floor, alternatively you may email the completed application to or fax to 586-783-8179.  For questions, please contact Brett Karwowicz at 586-463-8746 or email

Entry Procedure for referral from another court

To be considered from another court, you must first have the approval of both the current assigned judge and prosecutor.  If these approvals are obtained, you can follow the procedure above, with the addition of the following form: