Bert Groen is a former police inspector with more than 30 years of experience in child-friendly interviewing, criminal investigations on domestic and sexual violence, trafficking, child pornography, child abuse and project management. After his police career Mr. Groen led several international projects focusing on developing and implementing a multidisciplinary approach on gender-based violence and child abuse. He was the project leader of the EU funded project ‘Family Justice Centers in Europe’ (2013-2015) and was responsible for the development and implementation of Family Justice Centers (FJC) in five European countries. He also operated as a case manager at the Sexual Referral Center in the Netherlands. Currently he is the President of the European Family Justice Center Alliance (EFJCA) and is responsible for the operational activities and the continuation of the Alliance.