The Arizona Youth Survey (AYS) is administered every two years to a statewide sample of 8th, 10th, and 12th grade youth under the direction of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission Statistical Analysis Center and in partnership with the Arizona State University School of Criminology & Criminal Justice. Based on the nationally recognized Risk and Protective Factor model and the Communities That Care survey (Hawkins et al., 1992), the AYS assesses the prevalence and frequency of youth substance use, gang involvement, and other risky behaviors, and helps stakeholders to better understand the risk and protective factors that are correlated with these behaviors.
The Arizona Youth Survey sample encompasses all 15 Arizona counties. From the collected data, individual county results are published in separate reports. To access a 2018 county report, click on the county from the list. Click here to view other SAC publications, including publications on the Arizona Youth Survey.
Due to school closures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020 Arizona Youth Survey (AYS) has been postponed until Fall 2020. If your school was signed up to take the 2020 AYS but closed before taking the survey, you should have been contacted by a representative from the AYS team to reschedule your administration date. If your school was not signed up, you may still register by clicking HERE and completing the registration form. Someone from the AYS team will contact you to schedule your administration date once more is known about schools reopening. We plan to have all reports completed by the end of 2020.
If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected].
IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR SCHOOL TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2020 ARIZONA YOUTH SURVEY PLEASE FILL OUT A SCHOOL INFORMATION FORM BY CLICKING HERE.
If you would like to receive individualized data specific to your community, please fill out the individualized Data Request Form and send it to our office.
If you are conducting research and would like to receive a raw data set, please fill out the Raw Data Request Form and send it to our office.
If you would like the Statistical Analysis Center staff to present AYS data to your group, school, or organization, please fill out the Presentation Request Form.
For additional information regarding the Arizona Youth Survey please contact 602-364-1157 or [email protected].
2018 County Profile Reports
2020 Arizona Youth Survey Documents