Thursday, October 1, 2009

Victoria Balfour - Meritorious Public Service

[Original post date: 09/30/09 10:00am PST]
Award Presented:

On Friday, September 25th, Victoria Balfour received the "Excellence in the Media" award for Meritorious Public Service from the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma.

A personal note: It is very important to have someone from the "outside" who understands, believes in, and advocates for the victims of this kind of insidious and damaging crime, for which very, very few people really understand the impact. I'm sure that the people who are responsible for presenting this award understand the significance of this quite clearly, and they couldn't have picked a better candidate for the award!

Thanks Victoria! I understand that Victoria got the sole standing ovation at the award ceremony, and it's gratifying and uplifting to know that those in attendance understand the significance of Victoria's efforts.

I hear from Victoria that she sat next to Dr. Paul Fink, past President of the American Psychiatric Association, and current president of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence, and also had an opportunity to talk with him later. She said that when told that ayres claims to have been trained to give physicals to kids at Judge Baker, Dr. Fink's response was a somewhat less than veiled reference to the post-digestive residue of a male B. taurus. Victoria says that he was clearly disturbed that such a person as ayres, who he had known professionally, could have risen to the ranks that he did.

[A note of thanks to for providing working copies of some of the pictures used above, and to Toby G. Kleinman, Esq who provided them to that blog!]

Some Updates and Upcoming Events:

There is a new post by Trapellar, detailing an interview with Joel, A Patient of Dr. Ayres at Judge Baker in 1962. Give it a read, please.

Friday, October 9th 2009:   
The THIRD attempt to set a date for the retrial of william ayres on charges related to the child molestation of young males who were entrusted to his "medical" care. The date selection hearing was originally secheduled on 8/28/2009, and was continued to 9/11/2009 by ayres' then legal representation Doron Weinberg. And then, on September 11th, ayres' new lawyer John Boy McDougall  (who has an odd little website here) wanted a continuance of 4 to 6 weeks with the obvious intent to ask for another continuation later. The next opportunity for yet another continuance occurs on October 9th.
Superior Court Clerk's office: 650-599-1170
ayres' criminal case number: SC064366

Friday, October 28th 2009:  
Case Management hearing for four of the civil cases against ayres for charges including and relating to child molestation, and fraud perpetrated in the guise of providing "medical care" with the intent to molest: CIV467273, CIV467741, CIV467742, CIV467743 

(NOTE: there is a glitch with the court document links, and you may have to click on one of those links AGAIN after the first click results in a blank page. They should work after that. NOTE ALSO that those case information pages have some Acrobat files attached with additional detail. See the links on the right-hand side under the "Image" column.) 
Superior Court Civil Division: 650-363-4576 


  1. What's that newspaper to Victoria's right? Can't quite make it out. Good job, though.

  2. Article in the Chronicle "Case Against Psychiatrist Took Years to Assemble."

    I believe it was the first time Victoria Balfour spoke to the press regarding how the case against ayres was assembled......

  3. Yes, that's the article. The text is available on the first link under the william ayres' Career Milestones header on the upper right side of this blog.

    It goes here.