FJC Europe FJC Europe

European Alliance
for Hope and

We are the European Network of multidisciplinary approach
of genderbased, domestic violence and child abuse and
Family Justice Centers

Our Team

  • Bert Groen, President
  • Pascale Franck, Vice-president
  • Davy Simons, Secretary
  • Lienja van Eijkern, member
  • Dries Wijckmans, member
  • Sander Ligthart, member

External Trainers-Advisors

  • James Henderson, director of Offender Accountability for the National S. Training Institute on StrangulationPrevention.
  • Chan Hellman, Professor of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma and Director of The Hope Research Center. Chan Hellman’s research is focused on HOPE as a psychological strength helping children and adults overcome trauma and adversity.
  • Willem Beckers, Counseler at Interactie-Academy, institute for systemic training and therapy. Expertise: highly dependent (young) adults and family violence.
  • Dr. Elise Geuens, expertise: non-fatal Strangulation & Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • Dr. Cath White, expertise: non-fatal Strangulation & Sexual Assault.
  • Dr Leo Pas, expertise: multidisciplinary approach of gender-based and domestic violence from the health practitioners view