Source: (1996) In Community justice: Striving for safe, secure, and just communities, ed. LIS, Inc., 41-44. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections.Observing the increasing use of the terms âneighborhood supervisionâ? and âbeat probationâ? in the field of community corrections, Dickey attempts to give them clear meaning. Basic to his purpose are two notions: (1) redefinition of the mission of community supervision (probation and parole services) is overdue and inevitable; and (2) this new mission will require a substantial reorganization of community supervision. As he outlines in this article, this new approach will focus on neighborhoods and communities instead of caseloads.