Moved to General Law Enforcement Topics as a more appropriate area.
Welcome to RP.
Keep in mind that I am neither a Juvenile Justice expert of any kind, nor am I a psychologist or medical doctor.
Having said that, I don't think a "scared straight" program is what you want for a 7 year old. He is too young to "see what his life is headed for if he continues with his actions." His brain simply isn't wired to see that connection yet, and the impact will be completely wasted.
Now, that does not mean you don't have a serious problem on your hands, just that the solution you asked about is less than ideal. If he is starting fires, lying, stealing, and telling you that "someone is telling him what to do," he may have a very serious psychological diagnosis in his future, and it's not the ADHD.
He needs a professional therapist, and a medical psychiatrist who specializes in children.
Out of a professional curiosity, does your son also wet the bed, or display cruel behavior toward animals or smaller children?
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