Bart Groeneweg graduated as a Clinical Pedagogue in 1983. Subsequently, Bart worked for more than 10 years in performance practice. In addition to providing assistance, he also carried out scientific practical research during this period and obtained his PhD on the subject: Children of Drug Addicted Parents. After this he started working for an employers’ organisation, after which he became director/administrator of the Bureaus Jeugdzorg Haaglanden en Zuid-Holland (Youth Care Offices Haaglanden and Zuid-Holland).
After a period of freelance work, he became a member of the Board of Directors of Trajectum. Here he gained a lot of experience with the treatment of people with a mild mental handicap and serious problem behavior, often under a judicial title (including TBS).