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Pepi, Carol

Core faculty
Program Chair - B.S. in Human Services
Cambridge College
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Undergraduate Studies

Program chair of Human Services, Juvenile Justice, Justice Studies; coordinator of related field education

Academic Focus

Human services, psychology and social justice

Community Involvement
  • Suffolk County House of Correction - Teaching, group facilitation, cell visitation, student supervision -14 years
  • North Shore Hospice - Visitation of the terminally ill
Courses Taught

PSY359 Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect
JUS225 Intro to Social Justice
PSY332 Learning to Say Good-bye; Death, Dying and Grief
JUS430 Global Justice for Youth
BHS470 Field Education


ABD - Union Institute and University - Social Psychology
M.Ed. - Cambridge College - Counseling Psychology; Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy
Emmanuel College - Training Center for Educational and Pastoral Ministry

Marriage and Family Therapist, Commonwealth of MA

Professional Experience
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Private Practice                               
  • Director of The Family Connection
  • Coordinator of Winthrop CASA Community Coalition - Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Founder, CEO of Human Agency
  • Member of The Catholic Chaplaincy Team ministering at MCI Cedar Junction, MCI Norfolk, MCI Plymouth and Bay State Center
  • Director of Religious Education/Pastoral Minister, Archdiocese of Boston
Awards & Recognitions
  • Peace Award - Archdiocese of Boston
  • Nominee for Commissioner’s Award - Department of Youth Services
  • Woman of the Year - Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club
  • Community Leadership Award - Winthrop Board of Selectman
  • Community Partner Collaboration Award - For Kids Only
Research & Publications

Children without Childhoods: a feminist intervention strategy utilizing systems theory and restorative justice in treating female adolescent offenders co-published simultaneously in Breaking the Rules: Women in Prison and Feminist Therapy, Haworth Press, Inc.  1998 and Women and Therapy, Volume 20, Number 4, 1997 and Volume 21, Number 1, 1998

"Juvenile Justice Perspective: The creation of a system of restorative justice" paper presented at the annual conference of the Australian Institute of Criminology, Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia, April 1994. published by AIC, 1994

"I Was in Prison....You Visited Me" A mission statement of the Catholic Chaplaincy Team, Archdiocese of Boston April 1987

"Giving Memories to a Life Too Short" The Boston Globe, Boston, MA. October 21, 1980

"Focus on Youth" A Research and Assessment Report on Youth Violence, Depression and Substance Use. Study funded by Massachusetts General Hospital, 2003

Sweet Baby James - Whispers, An Anthology of Poetry, Greenspring Publishers, 2010

Selected Presentations


On topics of juvenile justice, adolescent development, social justice, spirituality, parenting, child development, youth suicide, prison reform, abolition of the death penalty, restorative justice

Venues were colleges, schools and professional conferences throughout United States, Australia, Massachusetts, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Florida, California, Illinois

Special Events - organizer, moderator, participant and/or presenter:

  • Job Fairs for Juvenile Justice and BHS students.
  • Exhibits of The Clothesline Project.
  • Panel presentation on Intimate Partner Violence
  • Evening of Dialogue with the Chief Justice of the Juvenile Court of Israel.
  • Evening in Darfur.
  • The Death Penalty and Restorative Justice
  • Candlelight Vigil at Cambridge City Hall.
  • Student trips
    to Washington, D.C. to participate in Peace Rally
    to the United Nations in New York City to research UN Millennium Goals.
    to the Japanese Lantern Festival
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, clinical member
  • Massachusetts Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical Member of American Counseling Association