Mandatory reporting is red herring and does have some of it's own potentially negative implications.
The point is about whether or not the organisation (and I mean any org here) is predicated to support an alleged victim or not. Many organisations have made significant changes to policies and practices to try and reduce the chance of internal process putting blocks in the way of reporting and criminal investigations.
Regardless of public statements, the WT Society has had a long standing culture where abuse victims have not been well supported, where they have not felt empowered to report and where alleged perpetrators have been able to exploit internal processes to evade both internal sanction and external investigation.
The organisation repeatedly has refused to acknowledge poor practice, not made the processes and policies open and transparent, baulked at the implementation of any kind of meaningful best practice, left elders floundering with simplistic instructions that encourage lack of cooperation and continued to claim there is nothing wrong.
All you hear is excuses, never any recognition that mistakes have been made or that the organisation can take unilateral steps to ensure that abuse allegations are properly handled in line with current best practice and secular expectations.