This division was created to compile the testimonies of fifteen thousand ex-paramilitary men and women who were not involved in serious crimes and have completed the process of reintegration to civilian life without relapsing in criminal acts. The compiled stories will contribute to the clarification of acts perpetrated by the illegal armed forces to which they belonged, and will make a major contribution to the Right to the Truth, and to the reparation of victims.
Its responsibility is to gather, classify, systematize, analyze and preserve the information that is gathered in collective and individual interviews. With this collected information, the Direction develops, publishes and disseminates periodic reports.
The DTA has a national office in Bogotá D.C., and regional headquarters in various Colombian states, which are being launched in a phased manner between 2013 and 2014, to complete a total of 23 sites.