Flint Lifelines will hold their first meeting of 2014 this Thursday, January 23 at Flint Northwestern High School.

Flint Lifelines is a program that gives criminals a final opportunity to change their ways before police get involved. The purpose of their meetings - first started in March 2013 - is to share progress made and to engage citizens with ways they can work together to better help the community.

The meeting begins at 1 p.m. in the Wildcat Community Room.