It would depend on what your friend considers 'sensitised' to abuse - those who are responsible for the abuse are still there and still trusted to be in positions of authority including around children.
The Children of ISKCON case is one of horrific systemic and philosophical child abuse. It it highly dubious to claim to be sensitised when the doctrine itself dictates that if a child is abused it is because of their karma, not only condoned by God but sufferring they must endure in order to attain to liberation.
ISKCON is still a very secretly exclusive organisation. Although they have open temples and open access to teachings the culture of the organisation, and again the doctrine determines that there are revealed levels of involvement, and these are still typically discovered after quite lengthy involvement on account of the complex and often contradictory nature of the beliefs themselves.
The Scripture will always be against association with outsiders as neccessity for spiritual advancement and about serving a guru as a means to liberation.
ISKCON still does not answer questions which are put to them as an organisation, does not have publically available financial records and still has big issues with abuse of funds from fundraising. Members are still induced to work gratis while these 'gurus' on their elite level within the organisation are the ones that benefit from this and the hypocrisy of living better than everyone else.
Women are still treated like dirt in ISKCON - witches, wives and whores. Since this has been their belief since time immemorial it is not likely to change.
The only thing that has really changed is that they have had to lower some of their very rigid standards in order to maintain congregations following the public disclosure of their child abuse.
When you say East Dallas I wonder who is the leader of this group since this around the area where a lot of the abuse happened and also where Kirtananda who was implicated in murder and embezzlement was located. Point I am trying to make is when they are giving the impression that they are less cult-like than they were the character of the disciples that would be pushing this image is certainly not very good - and they have largely gotten away with their abuses so it is unlikely they would see any reason to have changed.
PADA Prabhupad Anti-Defamation Association keeps track of all the current concerns about ISKCON [www.harekrsna.org
] the guy who runs the site also has a myspace that is more current [blog.myspace.com